April 2, 2012
In the recent National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, it showed that, nationally, more than nearly 1 in 2 women (44.6%) and 1 in 5 men (22.2%) experience sexual violence (other than rape) throughout their lifetime. The NISVIS survey shows that there are more than 2 million people in the California who are survivors of rape. These are people we know. It is time to end the silence and shame for good.
CALCASA (California Coalition Against Sexual Assault) wants you to know about a new overarching symbol to unify all people, organizations, companies and communities around bringing an end to sexual assault and domestic violence.
It is called NO MORE.
Like the peace sign, the yellow “support our troops” ribbon or the red AIDS ribbon, the goal of NO MORE is to raise visibility for these issues, challenging the stigma that surrounds them, and taking the first step toward broader social change.
We are saying NO MORE to sexual assault and domestic violence by using this symbol and sharing it with everyone we know. We hope you will too. If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
DID YOU KNOW?
12.7 million people are physically abused, raped or stalked by their partners in one year?
That’s approximately the population of New York City and Los Angeles combined.
That’s 24 people every minute.
Because it’s someone you KNOW