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"NO MORE" from the SVU Cast (For more information, please visit NOMORE.ORG )

Update: Tamara Tunie (Dr. Melinda Warner), Marcia Gay Harden (Agent Dana Lewis), and Andre Braugher (DA Bayard Ellis)

"The next time you’re in a room with 6 people, think about this:
  • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men experience violence from their partners in their lifetimes.
  • 1 in 3 teens experience sexual or physical abuse or threats from a boyfriend or girlfriend in one year.
  • 1 in 5 women are survivors of rape.
  • 1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual victimization in their lives.
  • 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.

These are not numbers. They’re our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, children, co-workers and friends. They’re the person you confide in most at work, the guy you play basketball with, the people in your book club, your poker buddy, your teenager’s best friend – or your teen, herself. The silence and shame must end for good.”

This month of April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. Throughout this month, we, the tumblr community, have the ability to not only spread this message by the click of a mouse, but by actively informing our communities, schools, and the workplace about this issue. The stigma in which our society approaches the issue of sexual assault and domestic violence is still, to this day, disturbingly prevalent, and you can help end the silence by pledging “No More”. For more information on how to help spread the word: [x]/[x]/[x]/[x]/[x]  

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