NO MORE Week 3/6 – 3/12/16
No more violence.
No more abuse.
No more excuses!
March 6 – 12 is NO MORE week!
RAPP would like to invite the Truman community (staff, students, parents) to contribute to the “No More” campaign. We got off to an excellent (and early) start with a presentation at the March 3rd Parents Association Meeting. We are ever grateful to the parents/families/guardians who contributed to the campaign.
RAPP Coordinator Erika Miller says “NO More” because everyone deserves a happy, healthy, and safe relationship.
“No More” is a unifying symbol and campaign to raise public awareness and engage bystanders around ending domestic abuse and sexual assault. You’ve likely seen the commercials during NFL games this or anytime you check out one of the seemingly endless “Law and Order” marathons on TV. We are going to add our voice to that campaign, Truman says No More, No Mas, and we say No More because…
Here are some statistics that speak to the urgency of campaigns like this.
149 Million Americans know a victim of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
73% of Americans have NOT discussed sexual assault with their friends – despite 33% of them knowing a victim.
Only 17% of men and 30% of women have discussed sexual assault with their friends.
73% of parents with children under the age of 18 have NOT discussed sexual assault with them.
2 out of 3 Americans (67%) have NOT talked about domestic violence with their friends.
75% of men have not talked about it with their friends.
Nearly 60% of women have not talked about it with their friends.
More than half (57%) of Americans say they have never had a conversation about domestic violence or sexual assault with their friends.
For those that would like to be involved, think about the reason you say “No More.” Maybe it’s something like “I say No More because… everyone deserves to feel safe in their relationship.”
Think about what message you want to share to raise awareness of relationship abuse. Perhaps something like “No More pretending abuse doesn’t impact my community.”
For more information, please contact your RAPP Coordinator, Erika Miller. Visit room 425A, or reach via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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