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NO MORE WEEK - Week of March 8

No More Week - Week of March 8

NO MORE WEEK

NO MORE Week, the week of March 8th, raises public awareness and engages bystanders to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

The observance coincides with International Women’s Day (March 8th). Its goal is to help create a culture of safety, equality, and respect in our communities. Domestic assault, domestic abuse, domestic violence. According to the United Nations, all of these describe “a pattern of behavior in any relationship that occurs to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner.” The abuse may be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological.

Anyone can become a victim. According to No More, 1 in 3 women experiences domestic assault in their lifetime. That statistic includes sexual assault. Look to your left. Look to your right. That statistic means that one of you has likely suffered abuse. The organization also reports that 1 in 6 men experience sexual abuse before age 18. In an average classroom, a minimum of 2 male students have been assaulted.

Hundreds of domestic violence and sexual assault organizations at the local, state, and national levels support NO MORE Week. They use the NO MORE blue symbol to increase visibility.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NoMoreWeek

Help raise awareness and stop domestic assault. Read about a survivor’s journey or share your own. Please speak to your children about domestic violence and how to recognize it. No matter the situation, it is never the victim’s fault.

Visit nomore.org to learn more. Find a domestic violence/sexual assault education event in your community to attend. Share your events, experiences, and conversations by using #NoMoreWeek on social media. 

Talk to your teen about domestic violence and sexual assault.

Look for and wear the blue NO MORE symbol.

NO MORE WEEK HISTORY HISTORY

The NO MORE project and the NO MORE Week were launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy and service organizations and major corporations, including the AVON Foundation, UBER, and Mary Kay. NO MORE is a project of the charity called NEO Philanthropy.