NO MORE Week 2022 has come to a close, and I want to thank you. This year, we asked you to #JoinTheChorus for a week of action to help stop and prevent domestic and sexual violence, and you answered the call. The support we saw last week from individuals, survivors, businesses, organizations, and communities around the world has far exceeded our expectations.
Thousands of people were part of our second annual NO MORE Week Virtual 5k Walk/Run, and we saw supporters from across the globe share their photos and results online. The race not only raised much-needed awareness of the pervasiveness of domestic and sexual violence, but also critical funding to support our year-round prevention work. We’re grateful to all, especially to State Farm and the NFL, for helping to make the race an even bigger success this year.
We convened NO MORE chapters and partner organizations in the U.S., the UK, Ecuador, Africa, and Cyprus for virtual KNOW MORE Global Dialogue sessions. Over the course of the week, hundreds of attendees and viewers learned about critical topics like keeping victims safe during COVID-19, the importance of talking to children about preventing violence, and how we can center survivor voices in our prevention work. Keep your eyes peeled for clips from these powerful sessions on our social media.
We launched an important new prevention resource—our bilingual conversation guide— for parents to talk to children about healthy communication, sexuality, and relationships. “Talking Healthy Relationships” is particularly timely as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to cause a surge in incidents of domestic and sexual violence and technology has fueled the spread of unhealthy images and communications. Both English and Spanish-speaking parents and caregivers can now get tips and resources for having these tough but necessary conversations with their kids. Download the guides today.
The support and action we saw during NO MORE Week has once again inspired and reenergized us. But our work doesn’t stop now. Sign the #JoinTheChorus pledge and work with us year-round to end domestic & sexual violence.