Hawai‘i Says NO MORE

Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE is a collaboration of individuals, programs and organizations around Hawaiʻi who are taking action to increase awareness and visibility to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault. Joyful Heart is one of 15 organizations that make up the Hawai‘i Says NO MORE Core Team. These organizations work locally to champion Hawai‘i Says NO MORE: 

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i  Child & Family Service
Hawaii State Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceHawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women
Hawaii Youth Services NetworkParents And Children Together
Hawai‘i State Department of the Attorney GeneralHawai‘i State Department of Human Services
Joyful Heart FoundationThe University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
Student Health and Wellness Programs
The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa: 
Office of Gender Equity
The University of Hawai‘i System
Office of Institutional Equality
Windward Spouse Abuse ShelterWomen Helping Women Maui and Lana‘i
YWCA O‘ahu 


Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE is available to anyone who wants to engage in talking about these issues to help end domestic violence and sexual assault in our state and throughout the country.

Hawai‘ Says NO MORE Statement of Purpose

Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE is a collaboration of individuals, programs and organizations around Hawaiʻi who are taking action to increase awareness and visibility to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE is part of the NO MORE national initiative, which is exemplified by a signature blue vanishing point originated from the concept of a zero – as in “no more” domestic violence and sexual assault anywhere in our relationships, families and communities.

Our values as a community reflect aloha (love, affection, kindness), pono (goodness, respect, equity) and ʻohana (family, connections). Violence does not reflect these values and Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE.

We acknowledge that the first people of these islands are Native Hawaiians, who have provided the foundation for the ways we relate to each other in our values and practices. We are committed to reflecting the unique cultural context and history of Hawaiʻi and all of its people in our Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE initiative.

The goal of Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE is to raise visibility, create awareness, encourage conversation, and break the social stigma surrounding domestic violence and sexual assault in Hawaiʻi. By increasing visibility and dialogue we honor the values we hold as a community by changing social norms, improving public policies and generating resources to address this significant social problem in our community.

Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE. Together we can prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault across Hawaiʻi.

Hawai‘i Says NO MORE PSA Campaign

Joyful Heart is also proud to be spearheading the Hawai‘i Says NO MORE PSA Campaign, a television, print, and outdoor campaign that launched in fall 2016 in partnership with Hawaii News Now and Wall-to-Wall Studios. Directed bt Mariska Hargitay, the PSAs feature 23 locally- and nationally-recognized musicians, television personalities, athletes, cultural practitioners, and community leaders. The goal of the campaign is to raise much-needed visibility and awareness about the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault across the state. 

We thank all of our creative and production partners on the camapign: Hawaii News Now, Wall-to-Wall Studios, Tony Novak-Clifford, Viacom, Timothy White, Wax, Wolf Films, Rachel Howald of Invisible Man, and AdWalls. We also thank the dozens of volunteers and local businesses whose support has made it possible. 

View the full campaign at hawaiisaysnomore.org.