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.
Let the Sunshine In The 2022 NO MORE Pledge event looked a little different than in years past. In-person, in color, and at the kickoff of the Three Rivers Arts Festival, it was an energizing way to engage the community in this year’s campaign. This truly new and unique event focused on ways that we can all commit to ending domestic and sexual violence and centered around the unveiling of an interactive art installation that asks Arts Festival attendees to think about the health of their relationships and those of their friends and loved ones. Kevin Wilkes, Chief Security Officer of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, …
Reseating The Origin Story: The Black Founders of the Anti-Violence Movement On May 26th, Southwest PA Says NO MORE celebrated our 2022 annual meeting with a keynote: The Black Founders of the Anti-Violence Movement. Kristy Trautmann, Executive Director of FISA Foundation, opened the meeting by acknowledging the ongoing violence in America, recent hate-based crimes born out of systemic racism, and the 2nd anniversary of George Floyd’s death and thanked the over 100 attendees for their work to bring justice, equity, and inclusion to the world. Because anti-violence work is a community effort, she opened the floor to participants and asked: What have you learned in …
To kick off International NO MORE week, 60 corporate, civic, and community leaders convened for the annual Leadership Breakfast to Prevent Domestic Violence. The event was hosted by United Way of Southwestern PA, Southwest PA Says NO MORE, STANDING FIRM, and the FISA Foundation. This year’s event, held at the Benedum Center, was a beautiful venue for leaders to convene once again in person. The speakers discussed the role of a workplace in recognizing, supporting, and intervening on behalf of survivors of domestic violence. Set against the backdrop of the current tenant of the Benedum, Hamilton: An American Musical, a repeat refrain was best expressed …
“One in four women report being abused in their lifetime, and they often carry the stress of that with them to work.” Earlier this month, local WTAE news anchor, Shannon Perrine, interviewed President and CEO Bobbi Watt Geer of United Way of Southwestern PA along with a survivor of domestic violence, and Kevin Wilkes, Chief Security Officer for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The interview highlighted the important ways in which employers can make an impact on the issue of domestic abuse. STANDING FIRM, a SWPA Says NO MORE partner, teaches employers how to recognize, respond and refer when they see signs of abuse. One way …