Who We Are
What We Do
Activating men to take action and be part of the solution
Engaging community groups in taking action to prevent violence and abuse
Promoting conversations about domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, specifically with young people
On average more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the U.S.
1 in 4
Nearly one in four women in the U.S. reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life.
Women are much more likely than men to be victimized by a current or former intimate partner.
1 in 3
Approximately one in three adolescent girls in the United States is a victim of physical, emotional or verbal abuse from a dating partner.
It's time to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our region.
With over 35 years of coaching experience and as the Head Coach of the Uniontown Area High School football and track team, Coach Cedric Lloyd has a goal to “develop great boyfriends and someday, husbands,” through an athletic program that revolves around respect of self and others. Since implementing Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) with his team, in addition to observing his players interacting differently with the other students, Coach Lloyd reports, “teachers, girlfriends, teammates and parents have given positive feedback on the players.” “Our hope is always that our student athletes know they can become anything with direction, and we feel that CBIM gives …
Jonathan LeDonne, head coach of the Penn Hills High School Indians, says his hope as a coach is to develop leaders and build honorable young people of high character, on and off the field. That’s why, when introduced to CBIM through a fellow coach, he believed it was important to implement the program with his football team. Coach LeDonne reports “they were a little reserved at first, but as coaches related back to their own experiences, the players started opening up and participating in the conversations. Later in the program, when a topic was introduced, the players started sharing stories and responses.” He says an open dialogue is very beneficial to today’s teenagers and believes …
Southwest Pa Says No More hosted its largest gathering to date for the fifth annual Father’s Day Pledge event at U.S. Steel Tower. Prominent business, civic and community leaders and public officials demonstrated their commitment to preventing domestic violence and sexual assault before a crowd of hundreds – an inspiring call to action for our region. “Today, 90% of men in Southwest Pennsylvania agree that they have role to play in ending violence against women and girls. But too few men have found a way to use their voice to say out loud the things they believe,” said Kristy Trautmann, executive director, FISA Foundation. “The …
5th Annual Father’s Day Pledge Ceremony will take place at U.S. Steel Tower Plaza on June 13 – largest gathering to date expected with participation by several corporations WHAT: Father’s Day Pledge Public Signing Ceremony to End Gender Violence On Thursday, June 13, prominent business, civic and community leaders, and public officials will lend their voices to the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault at the 5th annual Father’s Day Pledge Ceremony in downtown Pittsburgh. This year’s public gathering is expected to be the largest yet with groups from UPMC, Koppers, Ernst & Young LLC, PNC, KPMG, Highmark Health and several other organizations participating. …