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.
SWPA Says No More to Report on Prevention Efforts; Features Keynote on Pornography, Teens and Dating Violence at 2020 Annual Meeting
Southwest Pa Says No More will show its teal pride leading up to NO MORE Week with its annual meeting and report to the community on Wednesday, March 4. The 2020 program will highlight local prevention work and further collaboration with more than 25 partner agencies in creating a world free from domestic violence and sexual assault. Keynote speaker Emily Rothman will discuss the impact of sexually explicit media on adolescent relationships and her experiences as a researcher and porn literacy practitioner. Dr. Rothman is the co-author of “The Truth About Pornography: A Curriculum To Reduce Dating and Sexual Violence,” the forthcoming book “Pornography and …
As a first-year head coach of the Carrick High School football team, Coach Brian Nolte recognized he had to do something different to change the course of the program. His first step in changing the culture was building trust and consistency. He says Coaching Boys Into Men contributed to that effort, “This program allows for the players to come together as a part of something that’s bigger than themselves and to build trust between players and coaches. CBIM creates a more comfortable atmosphere for the players to be vulnerable and open about their feelings, experiences, and attitude toward different sensitive topics.” When asked what advice he’d give to a coach who is …
By Kristy Trautmann I was working at a rape crisis center in the early 2000s when the field of prevention was in its infancy. I knew in my bones that the risk reduction strategies being sold to women (go out in groups, carry your keys, look in the backseat before you get into a car) had almost no chance of preventing someone from being raped. Most assaults take place at home, and most perpetrators are known (acquaintances, friends, or partners) not strangers. It was a new concept then to enlist men as allies in preventing violence against women. And, frankly, I thought it was a …
Dan DeRose has been coaching for more than 30 years and spent most of his time on the college level, where he saw a lot of young men struggle in their relationships with women. Three years ago, he partnered with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape to implement Coaching Boys Into Men with the Penn Hills Basketball team. His hope is, with the right counseling and instruction, he can help his athletes become better educated and not make the same mistakes. Coach DeRose recognizes that coaches have special relationships with players. “We carry the power and responsibility to instill the qualities and characteristics in our players that …