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U.S. Congressman Says “NO MORE” to Sexual Assault and Shaming

The viciousness of their accusations — blaming my niece, mocking and shaming her defenders — demonstrates how very misguided our society is when it comes to sexual assault. These are the words spoken by New York Congressman, Tom Reed, about the experience his niece had after disclosing her rape. Prom night,...

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Military Sexual Assault Survivor Speaks Out During Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Like many military members who survive a sexual assault, the process of reporting the rape and seeking some justice was a long, despairing and ultimately fruitless effort. Marcel Edwards is a social worker and former U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant. She is also a survivor of military sexual assault and...

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How One Frat Took a Stand Against Abuse on Campus

It took a lot of guts for Deborah Monroe to return to East Carolina University. As a student at ECU, her boyfriend had beaten her, thrown her out of a car, and threatened her with a loaded gun. Seven years later, Monroe is now an author, advocate and speaker on...

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Survey Finds Significant Link Between Chronic Health Conditions and Domestic Violence

 Verizon Foundation, Society for Women’s Health Research Form Network to Explore Technology-Based Solutions to Reduce the Increased Chronic Health Risk of Domestic Violence on Women WASHINGTON, D.C. – A significant link exists between many chronic health conditions and domestic violence, and the healthcare industry, support agencies and others must do...

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Supporter Shares NO MORE with Coworkers

A NO MORE supporter sent this email to her coworkers to encourage more conversation about domestic violence and sexual assault: “He was such a nice guy,” I groaned as the words came out of my mouth. Just last night in discussing a family member’s divorce with my mom, I couldn’t believe I said...

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Indiana Blogger says NO MORE for the first time, inspired by PSA campaign.

Recently, an Indiana mom and blogger was inspired by the NO MORE PSA campaign and decided to share her story for the first time.  After many years of silence, Carrie Herndon (countycarrie.com), told of a marriage turned abusive in her blog “The Pursuit of Passion.” Writing “No more pretending it...

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Avon Foundation for Women commissioned and funded the NO MORE Study, conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications, to research domestic violence and sexual abuse among teens, ages 15-17,and adults 18 and older, in an effort to further support the Foundation’s mission of educating people to reduce sexual assault...

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CBS News: “Study finds sexual and domestic violence widespread, largely undiscussed”

CBS News reports: An estimated 22 percent of Americans say they have been a victim of domestic violence, and 13 percent report being the victim of sexual assault, a women’s awareness group reported Monday. The “No More” survey, funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, found that despite the apparent scope of the...

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The Huffington Post’s Blog on the NO MORE Study

Read the Huffington Post’s blog, featuring the NO MORE Study, commissioned by our partners at the Avon Foundation for Women: Sixty percent of Americans know a survivor of domestic violence. One in three women (30 percent), one in seven men (14 percent) report living with intimate violence. The bad news, when it...

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Examiner.com Highlights NO MORE PSA Campaign and NO MORE Study

Read Examiner.com‘s feature on NO MORE: Prominently featuring the NO MORE symbol, new public service announcements designed to raise awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault are launching on Sept. 23. Celebrities, athletes, corporate leaders, and advocates have joined forces to generate awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault, and encourage bystanders...

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