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.
From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus was the second session in a three-part webinar series in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, a national organization with expertise in addressing the disproportionate rates of abuse and violence against people with disabilities. The session explored barriers to serving college students with disabilities who experience sexual assault or abuse and also provided solutions to address these challenges. Panelists included Kaitlin Shetler, Vera Institute of Justice; Maria Cristina Pacheco, National Organization for Victim Assistance; and Wanda Swan, Founder and Executive Director of the Swan Center for Advocacy and Research, Inc. This webinar was intended …
Meeting the needs of human trafficking victims with disabilities was the first session in a three-part webinar series in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, a national organization with expertise in addressing the disproportionate rates of abuse and violence against people with disabilities. The panelists included Olga Trujillo, Vera Institute of Justice; Justine Shorter, National Disability Rights Network, and Erika Reil, Vermont Center for Independent Living. On September 28, 2021 Sandra Harrell of the Vera Institute of Justice facilitated the session. Sandra has been working at the intersection of disability & gender-based violence for over 15 years. In 2017, she joined the National Human …
Southwest PA Says No More has launched “Dear Men,” a new video series that addresses the role men play in preventing domestic violence and sexual assault and harassment – a serious issue that affects up to one in three women and many men. The series is the centerpiece of Father’s Day Pledge 2021, an annual observance where area business leaders, public officials, and community members speak out against gender violence. The ceremony was held virtually for the first time in its eighth year on June 15, 2021. “The Father’s Day Pledge is an opportunity for more men to get involved in breaking the cycles of violence …
Every woman has a story. Every man has a choice. Eight years ago, Southwest Pa Says No More started a tradition: business and community members pledged to do their part to end domestic violence and sexual assault. That important work continues. Domestic violence and sexual assault and harassment affect as many as 1 in 3 women; abuse increased during Covid-19. This means that today in our neighborhoods, communities, and workplaces, people are experiencing abuse. It is on all of us to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place. The Father’s Day Pledge is an invitation to men to join others in speaking out …