Together, with our chapters, allies, partners, and each of you, we have been commemorating Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the launches of:
- A powerful, new platform—NO MORE Silence: Speak Your Truth—for sharing survivors’ stories and getting expert support;
- Investigation Discovery’s 2nd annual “No Excuse for Abuse” initiative;
- A special KNOW MORE Global Dialogue Series event with Plan International;
- An important campaign to encourage more people to get information and help through the use of BrightSky.
In addition, our team and chapters have been hosting and/or participating in special events like NCADV’s and The Hotline’s National Conference on Domestic Violence; important events at The World Bank and IDB; and a DVAM episode of Investigation Discovery’s show “CrimeFeed.”
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Speak Your Truth!
Over the last 10 years, nearly 10,000 survivors have shared their deeply personal stories of experiencing domestic and sexual violence on the NO MORE ‘Gallery’ of Stories. This month, NO MORE proudly launched an exciting, new platform in partnership with Our Wave and Speak Your Truth Today that uniquely allows survivors and their loved ones to not only safely share their stories, but also find support from experts. The platform – NO MORE Silence: Speak Your Truth – will also serve as a tool for policymakers, advocates, and all leaders to better understand the support, policies, research, and culture change needed to stop and prevent violence.
Please let your friends, colleagues, and family members know about the platform as a safe place where they can share their stories if and when they’re ready.
Re-Ups “No Excuse for Abuse” Campaign
This month, Investigation Discovery renewed its commitment to shed light on domestic violence with the second-annual NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE campaign, in partnership with NO MORE. ID is presenting on-air resources, PSAs and tools to ensure its millions of viewers are equipped to identify the various forms of domestic violence, find support, and get involved in prevention efforts. ID also expanded its long-standing commitment to educating viewers about the complex dynamics of domestic violence through various initiatives that shine a light on the effects that relationship, financial, and emotional abuse can have on people’s lives. Check out the NO Excuse for Abuse campaign and PSA.
NO MORE and Plan International
Explore Role of New Technologies
For this month’s KNOW MORE Global Dialogue Series event, we partnered with Plan International for a special conversation focused on digital initiatives in Latin America aimed at addressing gender-based violence (GBV). The event brought together several leaders from non-governmental agencies and representatives from the private sector in the region to discuss how digital technology and the rise in the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be innovative and transformative in efforts to stop and prevent GBV. In case you missed it, you can watch the dialogue via the link below. Note that this webinar was in Spanish, but you can watch the recording if you enable the English subtitles on our YouTube channel.
BrightSky Provides Critical Support and Information
This month, we’ve been joining our partners – Vodafone Americas Foundation, Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, DomesticShelters.org and Aspirant – to encourage people to get the Bright Sky app, a download that truly makes a difference. Bright Sky is a safe, easy to use app and website that provides practical support and information on how to respond to domestic violence. Watch the new PSA and download Bright Sky today!
NO MORE Chapters Take Action for DVAM
Throughout the month, NO MORE chapters around the U.S. and the world have been holding special DVAM events to increase awareness, promote safety and focus on prevention. Some examples include:
- Cameroon Says NO MORE, led by MOHCAM (My Community Health Control and Management), launched a new project called “Being A Girl Is a Right,” in collaboration with Mundo Cooperante.
- Both UK Says NO MORE and Australia Says NO MORE worked to highlight support services and resources for survivors.American University Says NO MORE organized several events including a pizza fundraiser and awareness-raising conversations; and launched a new resource guide for students.
- Indiana Says NO MORE held a Facebook Live focused on understanding consent and establishing healthy boundaries.
- Alaska Says NO MORE worked with Alaska Family Services to hold the AKtive Soles Happy Run, which brought attention to the issue of domestic violence.
- The Delta Sigma Phi – Theta Pi Chapter at University of Massachusetts officially became the first fraternity to forge a partnership with NO MORE and reaffirmed its commitment to making the UMASS campus safer and more inclusive for all.
We’re incredibly proud of and grateful to all of our NO MORE chapters! If you are interested in starting a NO MORE chapter in your community, please contact us at info@NOMORE.org.
Reminder: NO MORE Global Directory Provides 24/7 Support Worldwide
If you know of anyone who has experienced domestic or sexual violence and needs help, share the NO MORE Global Directory with links to support services in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
As always, we appreciate your support and donations, large and small, that enable us to continue and expand our work!