NO MORE Week 2016 has inspired truly amazing activism from survivors and allies in communities across the country. We couldn’t be more proud of the amazing action we saw. With NO MORE Week now behind us, take a look at some of our favorite highlights.
When Mary Kay’s founder, Mary Kay Ash, learned that some Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants were suffering in silence from domestic violence, she decided to make this issue part of her company’s legacy, and more than two decades later, Mary Kay continues to keep this conversation going — their sponsorship of #NOMOREweek is only one of the many ways they help end violence. But this issue is personal for Mary Kay’s Vice President of Corporate Communications & Corporate Social Responsibility, Crayton Webb. Read his NO MORE Week blog on why this cause is close to his heart.
Matthew Santoro, YouTube creator and domestic violence survivor, shares his #DonateTheBars video during SXSW in support of NO MORE.
@MatthewSantoro shares his #donatethebars #SXSW2016 #DoingGood pic.twitter.com/SQ3lfBOEON
— Good Amplified (@GoodAmplified) March 13, 2016
Local Twin Tiers, New York news channel highlighted NO MORE Week thanks to the Catholic Charities in Chemung County and Schuyler County, which hosted a series of events during NO MORE Week!
Watch the broadcast here.
Representative Pam Snyder joined the Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA and PA Says NO MORE in speaking out during NO MORE Week.
@RepSnyder says #NoMore because enough is enough. @PCADVorg @PASaysNoMore @NOMOREorg #NoMoreWeek pic.twitter.com/Fx2FruWSgE
— DVSSP (@peacefromdv) March 9, 2016
Over 900 survivors and allies added their Postcard to our online Postcard gallery and they were all on display at our Postcard event in New York City:
— Jane Randel (@jarandel) March 10, 2016
Come join @NOMOREorg at @PlanetHollywood for the #ShowNOMORE postcard display & add your own to the mosaic! #NOMORE pic.twitter.com/c3TR2qyvUl
— Postcard (@ThisisPostcard) March 10, 2016
“Domestic violence doesn’t happen to just one group of people,” said Brigid McCaw, MD, medical director of Kaiser Permanente’s Family Violence Prevention Program. “It affects women and men of all ages, ethnicities, education and income levels, and it can happen to people in the LGBT community as well as those in heterosexual relationships. It can happen to anyone.”
NO MORE goes international thanks to our friends at London based charity Hestia, which announced the beginning of a UK wide campaign to raise awareness and bring an end to domestic violence and sexual assault, UK Says NO MORE.
Courageous male survivor of childhood sexual abuse speaks out about the childhood sexual abuse he endured and how he is letting go of his past at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film.
Sophomore mechanical engineering student Bryan Solomon was on a mission to increase awareness of sexual assault and dating violence at Widener University, teaming up with Alpha Tau Omega and WU’s Title IX Coordinators to launch a WU Says NO MORE campaign and host an array of activities during NO MORE Week.
SHE Wins! adds their voice to NO MORE Week – check out their video:
Raul Esparza joins the We Say NO MÁS campaign! Read his blog here.
High School Hockey Players in Duluth, Minnesota team up with Advocates for Family Peace to create NO MORE Week lip sync videos to promote respectful, healthy relationships. AFFP Executive Director Melissa Scaia receives Investigation Discovery’s Everyday Hero award for her anti-violence efforts.