NO MORE is a movement that brings together all people who want to end domestic violence and sexual assault. To coincide with the one-year anniversary of the campaign, this week has been designated as #NOMOREweek.
One of the first actions of #NOMOREweek was to introduce a new universal emblem for the movement. Like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the red AIDS ribbon, the NO MORE symbol is designed to galvanize change and increase the awareness of this important cause. The signature blue “vanishing point” originated from the concept of a zero – as in zero incidences of domestic violence and sexual assault.
The symbol was developed because despite the significant progress that has been made in raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, these pervasive issues remain hidden and on the margins of public concern.
We’ve shared these startling statistics before, but we will share them again, and again, and again, until there is NO MORE to share.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.
1 in 3 teens experience abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in one year.
1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.
1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual victimization in their lives.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.
The NO MORE PSA, spearheaded by the Joyful Heart Foundation in partnership with NO MORE and directed by actress and advocate, Mariska Hargitay, involves more than 50 celebrities and public figures asking bystanders to get involved.
The PSA offers a simple call to action:
NO MORE excuses.
NO MORE silence.
NO MORE violence.