Status of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization:
"...domestic abuse was too often seen as a private matter, best hidden behind closed doors. Victims too often stayed silent or felt that they had to live in shame, that somehow they had done something wrong. Even when they went to the hospital or the police station, too often they were sent back home without any real intervention or support. They felt trapped, isolated. And as a result, domestic violence too often ended in greater tragedy.
So one of the great legacies of this law is that it didn’t just change the rules; it changed our culture. It empowered people to start speaking out. It made it okay for us, as a society, to talk about domestic abuse. It made it possible for us, as a country, to address the problem in a real and meaningful way. And it made clear to victims that they were not alone -- that they always had a place to go and they always had people on their side." Read More.
ADVOCATES UNITE TO LAUNCH NO MORE, THE GROUNDBREAKING BRANDING SYMBOL FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT
Major domestic violence and sexual assault prevention organizations across the country, corporate and government leaders, celebrities, athletes and thousands of advocates join forces for “NO MORE Day”
New national survey reinforces urgent need for increased awareness and education on domestic violence and sexual assault prevention. Read more...
About NO MORE
NO MORE is a new, overarching symbol, like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the yellow support our troops ribbon, that is bringing together all people, organizations and communities that support ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society. It has been in the making since 2009 and was developed because despite the significant progress that has been made in raising awareness around these issues, they remain hidden and on the margins of public concern. For more information on NO MORE, to get involved or to get the symbol, visit www.nomore.org and get updates on Twitter @NOMOREorg or Facebook www.facebook.com/NOMORE,org.
The history of NO MORE
The NO MORE symbol has been in the making since 2009. It was developed because despite the significant progress that has been made in the visibility of domestic violence and sexual assault, these problems effecting millions remain hidden and on the margins of public concern. Hundreds of representatives from the domestic violence and sexual assault prevention field came together and agreed that a new, overarching symbol, uniting all people working to end these problems, could have a dramatic impact on the public’s awareness.