Domestic Violence Awareness Month #DVAM2012 and the #NOMORE Campaign
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is observed all throughout October. Read on to learn more about new campaign efforts that use the NO MORE symbol and messaging to raise awareness to end domestic violence and sexual assault. PSAs and other resources are linked!
- During this 1.5 hour webinar on September 10, 2012, participants heard from advocates at the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Casa de Esperanza, and the NO MORE Team who discussed various ways to use the NO MORE symbol and messaging in current DVAM 2012 public awareness events and throughout the year. Read on to see highlights from the session. If preferred, view the full webinar recording (1:05 hours) now. You will be prompted to enter your name and email address. After clicking "submit" the webinar presentation will begin.
What is the purpose of DVAM?Since evolving from the National Day of Unity in 1981, National Domestic Violence Awareness Month has observed three primary purposes:
What is NO MORE?This year, several national organizations and state domestic violence coalitions are joining the NO MORE Campaign Team in their quest to increase national awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault and to unite the efforts of both movements to end gender-based violence. Created in 2010 by a zealous group of 50 individuals from varying backgrounds NO MORE seeks to "stop the stigma, shame and silence for good." NO MORE is bringing greater attention to the widespread issue of domestic violence and sexual assault through the implementation of a unifying symbol that can be used by all to show support for ending these forms of abuse.
Notes from the text chat..."I feel that both words, domestic violence and sexual assault, go hand in hand with all the information out there. Putting these words together again will reach everyone. The symbol NO MORE is more powerful than anything I have seen as of today."