Every single one of us can play a part in stopping domestic violence and sexual assault. Silence and lack of knowledge about domestic violence and sexual assault play a large part in why they persist. All islanders are important. All peoples well-being should be celebrated. No More "He couldn't have", "You're making too big a deal out of this" and "Did you lead him on?" No More Silence, No More Shame.Elizabeth Archambault: Executive Director, DoVE
VARSA and DoVE are partnering to support the national NO MORE campaign to end Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
With horrifying statistics like 1 in four women are victims of abuse, or 1 in 3 adolescent girls in the US is a victim of physical, emotional, or verbal abuse from a dating partner, local Islanders and students have come together to say NO MORE!
NO MORE Week is a national grassroots activation aimed at making domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention a priority year-round. Mark your calendars – the NO MORE Week of Action is March 6th – 12th! Using photographs from Students in high school and locally known faces, this series of images will be live across the Island in the second week of March.
Vashon High School
Vashon High School Students are also taking part in the national campaign. Students made signs and then had their photo taken to stand up and say NO MORE to dating or domestic violence, and sexual assault.
What is NO MORE?
NO MORE is a unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic violence and sexual assault. Launched in March 2013 by a coalition of leading advocacy groups, service providers, the U.S. Department of Justice, and major corporations, NO MORE is supported by hundreds of national and local groups and by thousands of individuals, organizations, universities, and communities who are using its signature blue symbol to increase visibility for domestic violence and sexual assault.