Sunday's candlelight vigil will be preceded by a free self defense class for women of all ages.
Since 1979, the YWCA of Glendale's Domestic Violence Project has operated a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, a domestic violence shelter, a transitional living center and a women's services center to assist women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.
In 2005, the DVP provided services to more than 2,726 women and children, including outreach and crisis intervention, immediate and longer term housing, counseling, and help in meeting basic human needs, such as food, clothing and child care.
Nationwide, domestic violence is the single major cause of injury to American women.
Every year, there are more than three million reported incidents of domestic violence in the United States. More than 4,000 women are killed each year by their spouse or intimate partner.
Other Week Without Violence activities will include the following: Monday, Oct. 16 — presentation of informational programs on teen dating violence at local high schools; Tuesday, Oct. 17- — a community forum led by Sgt. Tim Feeley, Glendale Police Dept., on protecting children from Internet stalkers and predators, 6-8 p.m., YWCA of Glendale, 735 E. Lexington Ave., Glendale; Thursday, Oct. 19 — open microphone event, 6-8 p.m., IMIX book store, 5052 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock; Friday, Oct. 20 — screening of the award winning film "Small Justice" followed by audience discussion led by Patricia Barry, J.D., 6 p.m., YWCA of Glendale, 735 E. Lexington Ave., Glendale; Saturday, Oct. 21 — exhibition basketball game beginning at 6 p.m., YMCA of Glendale, 140 N. Louise St., in Glendale.