No More Week
NO MORE Week occurs on the 8th of March and is designed to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault. This week is designed to coincide with International Women’s Day, which falls on March 8th, and its purpose is to create a culture of respect, safety, and equality.
This week aims to stop sexual assault and domestic violence in all of its forms and to engage the people who are merely standing by while all of these horrors are happening to actually do something. It’s also a week when people are encouraged to support the organizations fighting sexual assault and domestic abuse on the local, state, and federal levels.
The History Of NO MORE Week
This week was first launched in March of 2013 by a coalition of advocacy groups, corporations, and service organizations. As we stated earlier, the intended purpose of this week is to fight domestic abuse and sexual violence until it has been completely eradicated from our culture.
Facts About Sexual Abuse And Domestic Violence
Below are some stark and heartbreaking facts about domestic violence and sexual abuse that everyone should be aware of.
- Over 320,000 women experience violence by their intimate partners during pregnancy.
- Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners when they grow up.
- Half of all homeless women in the U.S are fleeing domestic violence.
- Approximately 85% of all domestic violence victims are women.
- Domestic violence costs the U.S over $40 billion a year in law enforcement involvement, legal work, and mental health and medical treatment.
- Approximately 1 out of 5 women will be sexually assaulted while attending college.
- Almost half of college women who are raped never tell anyone about the assault.
- Rape results in over 33,000 pregnancies per year.
- Approximately 33% of women who are raped as minors are raped again as adults.
- Over 40% of raped women expect to be raped again.
Observing NO MORE Week
Everyone is encouraged to spread the word about NO MORE Week to raise the public’s attention about domestic abuse and sexual assault. This can be done by speaking to your family about these problems and how to recognize them when they see them, and by using the hashtag #NOMOREWeek on social media.