No More Silence. No More Violence.

Tune in for the NO MORE Excuses SVU Marathon This Sunday on USA  The link will take you to information about event and how you can help. There’s an extensive list of resources. Mariska Hargitay who plays a cop on SVU, gives a special address. Mariska started the Joyful Heart Foundation in 2004 with the mission to help heal, educate and empower survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. NO MORE and End the Backlog are featured programs of the Joyful Heart Foundation.


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 violence in their lives.
1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.



  1. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men were sexually abused before the age of 18.

    i bet it’s higher….as i know several men who have never talked about what happen to them in childhood.


    1. I agree, it must be very hard to talk about so people stay silent. Even if the numbers are off they are not numbers I want to live with. I was sexually abused by my father and raped twice. I never told anyone about being raped until last year to my Therapist. I can talk about getting the shit beat out of me all day but the other are buried. I know you must understand that.


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