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Steubenville High School Football Players Convicted of Raping Teen
Take a Stand Against Violence
The numbers are shocking: new research indicates that more than half of 15 to 22 year olds know someone who has been a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence. On March 13 advocates in the U.S. came together to launch a movement, NO MORE, dedicated to bringing this issue out of the shadows.
"The case in Steubenville tells us that we are failing to effectively educate our young people on how to intervene and stand up for one another," says Marjorie Gilberg, executive director of Break the Cycle, a nonprofit dedicated to ending dating violence. "It is imperative that we start making the right thing to do be synonymous with the 'cool' thing to do."
To learn more about the NO MORE initiative, visit nomore.org. If you or someone you know is a civtim of abuse, call 1-800-799-SAFE or go to bit.ly/thehotline. To learn ways to prevent sexual assault, go to bit.ly/helpendabuse. And to get resources specifically for teens, visit loveisrespect.org.