Frequently Asked Questions

Hawai’i Says NO MORE

What is NO MORE?

NO MORE is a new symbol, like the pink breast cancer ribbon and the yellow support our troops ribbon, that is bringing together all people, organizations and communities that support ending domestic violence and sexual assault in our society.

What is Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE?

Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE is part of the NO MORE national initiative but is led by local organizations and individuals in Hawaiʻi. Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE is a collaboration of individuals, programs and organizations that are taking action to increase awareness and visibility to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our state. Through Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE we challenge the attitudes and behaviors that lead to this violence. In Hawaiʻi 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.

What do the NO MORE symbol and Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo mean?

Far more than an ordinary blue circle, the vanishing point is a powerful and positive icon that visually captures the meaning of Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE.  It originated from the concept of a zero–as in zero incidences of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The smaller, inner circle of the vanishing point symbolizes moving toward our end goal. Its infinite and all-encompassing circular form represents the global community working together without boundaries. It’s a safe place where all converge to lend support to those affected by the violence. It’s a light at the end of the tunnel, providing a view into a future free of domestic violence and sexual assault. It’s a definitive end, like punctuation closing a statement or a thought.

The addition of “Hawaiʻi Says” and the use of the Hawaiian island chain reflect the unique way the NO MORE initiative has been tailored by the local community to be relevant to people throughout our state. The Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo reflects our unity as an island community in coming together to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

How did Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE get started?

The national NO MORE campaign has been in the making since 2009. It was developed because despite the significant progress that has been made in raising awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault, these pervasive issues remain hidden and on the margins of public concern.  All the major national domestic violence and sexual assault organizations in the country agreed that a new, overarching symbol, uniting all people working to end these problems could have a dramatic impact on the public’s awareness.

In order to create the symbol, representatives from the domestic violence and sexual assault field and communications professionals working to raise awareness for these issues teamed up with some of the top marketing and branding minds in the country. Together they developed the NO MORE symbol, which was then tested with a range of audiences including young people and men. NO MORE received support from all demographics in the country. The majority of respondents thought it was memorable and said that the symbol was needed and important.

Here in Hawaiʻi, leaders from the state’s domestic violence and sexual assault organizations, as well as key government offices and community leaders, came together in January of 2014 to develop a Hawaiʻi-specific campaign. For the first time ever, we have formed a coalition of non-profits, government, military, the private sector and individuals collaborating to end domestic violence and sexual assault in our state.

What are some ways I can take action now?

  • Learn about these issues and share information with friends and family.
  • Take the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Challenge.
  • Shop Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE.
  • Show your support for NO MORE domestic violence and sexual assault by adding your picture or a picture of local NO MORE activities to the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Photo Gallery.
  • Show your support for NO MORE by donating to members of the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Core team.
  • Download and use the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE toolkit so you can learn how to bring NO MORE to your community! Here are some ways you can use the tools in our toolkit:
    • Make and sell your own products using the toolkit to support the programs in your area
    • Share Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE posters and PSAs on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please tag us!
    • Highlight the logo and link to www.hawaiisaysnomore.org on your company or organization’s website.
    • Add it to your personal blog or email signature.
    • Incorporate Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE into events at your office, on your campus or in your child’s school.

How can I get involved with the NO MORE campaign?

  • Click here to stay informed and receive updates on the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE campaign.
  • Wear or display the symbol and share it with others.
  • Connect with us on social media, where we regularly update our community with the latest information from both Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE and national NO MORE on action opportunities related to the issues of sexual assault, domestic violence and abuse. You can find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
  • Participate in the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Challenge and encourage everyone you know to do the same.
  • Tell other people about Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE, encourage them to get involved.
  • Download the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Toolkit which is available free of charge and contains everything you need to start using the NO MORE symbol and raising awareness.
  • Attend Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE events and support the programs and activities of Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Core Team members.

How can we use the NO MORE symbol in our public education and awareness events?

To highlight Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE at an event you may:

  • Co-brand it with the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo, show it alongside an existing logo.
  • Add the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo to printed materials like event programs, brochures and handouts. Include some background information on Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE to introduce your attendees to the new symbol for domestic violence and sexual assault awareness in our state.
  • Add the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo to visuals like posters and banners.
  • Add the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo to collateral and giveaways that are distributed at your event, like pens, t-shirts, mugs and tote bags.
  • Make and sell Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE products to raise funds.

The Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Toolkit is available free of charge and contains everything you need to start using the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo and raising awareness.

Do we need approval from the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Team before we go to print?

No. NO MORE and Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE are designed as symbols for anyone and everyone who advocates for ending domestic violence and sexual assault. There are some things to keep in mind before printing the symbol however. Please make sure you have seen our Style Guide in the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Toolkit, please review this before reproducing the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE symbol in printed or digital mediums.

Can we co-brand Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE with other initiatives?

Yes. We strongly encourage anyone and everyone who supports the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Statement of Purpose integrate the logo into existing branding, materials and collateral. Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE can be showcased side-by-side with existing logos or displayed on its own, signifying that the bearer-whether an individual, organization or corporation-has joined the ranks of the countless others who are working together to bring an end to domestic violence and sexual assault in our state. If you are interested in co-branding the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo, you can access the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Toolkit which has everything you need to get started and will help you answer any questions you may have about using the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo.

Is the intent for NO MORE to take the place of our logo?

No. Our goal is to elevate every organization and individual in our state that is working to bring domestic violence and sexual assault to an end. It is our intent that the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo will supplement existing logos and campaigns, complementing them however possible.

Why did you create the NO MORE symbol vs. a ribbon?

The National NO MORE was developed in collaboration with some of the top marketing and branding minds in the country, including representatives from Google, Facebook, Sterling Brands and Kimberly-Clark. The knowledge and experience of these professionals, combined with extensive focus group research, led to the pursuit of something that had never been done before in the design of NO MORE. Forgoing the option of a colored ribbon allowed NO MORE to be set apart as a unique and distinctive brand. It also allowed us to demonstrate to the general public the connection between domestic violence and sexual assault.

Does using the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE logo mean that we should no longer use the traditional purple domestic violence ribbon or teal sexual assault ribbon?

No, but the goal of the purple ribbon, to raise awareness about domestic violence, or aim of the teal ribbon, raising awareness about sexual assault, both mirror the primary purpose of Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE. Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE takes this awareness a step further by bringing both the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault into the light at the same time. Until now, these issues have often been separate in our state, but Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE unites the work across both fields–collaboratively coming together for our mutual benefit for the first time.

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