Action Steps

Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE

TOGETHER we can end domestic violence and sexual assault in Hawaiʻi. We are all part of the solution: if we come together as a community to say NO MORE our actions will make a difference. Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE.

Here’s what you can do:

Be informed

  • Learn about these issues.
  • Support survivors. Believe survivors. Challenge victim-blaming.
  • Know where to get help when you see violence or harassment of any kind in your family, community, workplace or school.
  • Download and use the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Toolkit.


Be vocal

  • Talk openly about the issues. Break the silence. Speak out.
  • Tell others about Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE to help raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Take the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE Challenge to tell everyone “what’s your NO MORE?”  Post it on social media. Encourage your friends, family and neighbors to do the same.
  • Talk story about Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE with everyone you know: Facebook it. Tweet it. Instagram it.


Be visible

Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE calls on each of us to end the silence and speak out against the violence experienced by all people throughout our state.

Will you join us? Will you stand up and say NO MORE to violence and abuse in Hawaiʻi?

Stop Violence Before It Happens

Everyone in Hawaiʻi can play an active role in stopping domestic violence and sexual assault before it occurs by being an engaged community member. In Hawaiʻi, our values as a community reflect aloha (love, affection, kindness), pono (goodness, respect, equity) and ʻohana (family, connections). When we promote these values, we help to ensure healthy and positive relationships that are based on respect, safety, and equality. Make a conscious effort to interrupt injustice and strive to stop violence before it happens.

We can also challenge the perceptions, social norms and behaviors that perpetuate domestic & sexual violence. We challenge ourselves and others to:

  • Stop tolerating abusive power over others
  • Be respectful
  • End the objectification of women in language, media and every day interactions
  • Confront comments that demean men and boys for not being “manly” enough
  • Challenge male dominance
  • Promote equitable and balanced interactions
  • Interrupt emotionally coercive, sexually abusive or physically violent hazing, harassment and bullying

By disrupting these behaviors you challenge points of view and encourage those around you to act differently. Actively engage our community to help create a safer environment for everyone.

If you see, hear or sense something that does not feel right, speak up. Above all, trust your instincts. Our instincts are often our best guide if a situation just doesn’t seem right.

If you don’t feel safe, tell someone, call the police or go to an authority figure you trust.

If you are in danger or you see, hear or suspect that someone is in immediate danger call 911.

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Hawaii Facts and Statistics

1 in 7 women in Hawaiʻi have been raped in their lifetimes. That's 67,000 women.

Over 500 victims seek services from domestic violence shelters in Hawaiʻi daily.

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