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Southwest PA Says NO MORE is a growing community of organizations and individuals who are working to end domestic and sexual violence.

What We Do

Bobbi Watt Geer of United Way of Southwestern Pa Says No More

Tom Pratt of Schneider Downs Says No More

Mark Twerdok of KPMG Says No More

Mike McClaine of Aspirant Says No More

Bernie Colbert of PAAR Says No More

Fifth Annual Father’s Day Pledge Event Recap

Fifth Annual Father’s Day Pledge Highlights Reel

Coaching Boys Into Men Program Summary

Paul Mulbah of UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Says No More

Alexandra Brooks of Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern PA Says NO MORE

Rhonda Fleming of WC&S Says NO MORE

Leon Hoffman of Ernst & Young Says NO MORE

George Fleming of Allegheny Family Network Says NO MORE

Mayor Peduto Says NO MORE

Leroy Ball of Koppers Says NO MORE

Fourth Annual Father’s Day Pledge Event Recap

Fourth Annual Father’s Day Pledge Event Highlights

NO MORE K12 – Message to students who have been sexually harassed PSA 3

NO MORE K-12 Speaking Out

Coaching Boys Into Men 101

Bhola Dhungana Says NO MORE

Ray Carter of WPXI-TV Says NO MORE

Ray Betler of Wabtec Corporation Says NO MORE

Dr. Gary Cuccia Says NO MORE

Third Annual Father’s Day Pledge Event

2017 Father’s Day Pledge Event Highlights

2016-17: A Year of Voices in Prevention

Chris McAneny Wants a Better World for All of Us

Grant Oliphant: We Carry This Action With Us

Charlie Batch Promotes CBIM

NCJW and the Silent Witness Initiative

MVPs Live the Pledge

The JCC Takes Action to End Violence

José Garth Says ‘NO MORE’

Patrick Gallagher Speaks about Campus Sexual Assault

2nd Annual Father’s Day Pledge Signing Event

Father’s Day Pledge 2016 Highlights

Pirates Say “I Do” to Healthy Relationships

A Year of Prevention in Action

Kristy Trautmann sees a future where people will always say speak out if they see disrespect or abuse. And that will change everything.

Grant Oliphant: Manhood is about lifting people up

There are many different ways to be a man, but there’s only one way to treat women: with respect, dignity, and equality. ‪

Rev. Darnell O. Leonard: Men must engage each other

Violence against women is not a women’s problem. This is a problem in every neighborhood, in every community, and it’s OUR problem.

Laura Karet: People can’t change the world if they don’t feel safe

Reverend Richard Freeman “Let’s be better men”

Superintendent Johnson: stopping violence against women begins with young men

Kristy Trautmann knows that we can end violence against women. It starts by believing that we can.

Pittsburgh leaders pledge NO MORE violence against women

Voices of Men: Tony Porter

WPXI Says “Men, get involved”

WPXI says “No More”

An important message from Pittsburgh’s corporate and civic leaders to you

Southwest PA Says NO MORE Launch Video

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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.

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If there ever was a silver bullet… it might look like this

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 …

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Dan DeRose – Penn Hills High School

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 …

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George Messich – Mapletown High School

George Messich, head football coach at Mapletown High School, knows the role a coach can play in their athletes’ lives. He has been coaching for nearly 40 years. “Coaches can have more of an influence than other school personnel or even parents,” he says. “As a coach, I am an authority figure, but I also have a very close relationship with my players.” The coach is in his third season implementing Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM), a program that empowers student athletes to be positive role models and teaches life lessons they can carry into adulthood. In a series of conversations, players learn about healthy, …

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What works in Preventing Gender Violence? Researchers and Practitioners Dialogue held Nov. 7

The field of prevention is continuing to evolve. Practitioners, educators, and advocates are in the community every day, working to prevent sexual harassment, abuse, and relationship violence before it happens and to reach the most vulnerable victims who are least likely to get help. On Nov. 7, 2019, researchers from the division of Adolescent Medicine at Children’s Hospital of UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, and Seton Hill University presented on emerging research findings. They invited a dialogue about the meaning of the data and its implications for shaping ongoing prevention efforts. More than 100 professionals engaged in efforts to break the cycle of violence and prevent …

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