Welcome to NOMORERI.ORG, a website created to help end dating/domestic violence and sexual assault and provide tools to those who want to take a stand and pledge no more. It is run by the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) and modeled after NOMORE.ORG, a website for the national NO MORE campaign. Learn about the national NO MORE movement by clicking here.
Join the RI movement at NOMORERI.org. If you have questions, ideas, or feedback about NOMORERI.org contact us.
Welcome to the RICADV's KNOW MORE digital tools. Here you'll find resources so that you can learn the steps to help in a domestic violence situation. Below are some great bystander reads to get you started. Visit the digital tools page at www.ricadv.org for more info and to let us know how to help you KNOW MORE to end domestic violence.
Why It's Hard to be a Bystander - ICADV
Be an Active Bystander - DELTA Project of Ottawa County
Strategies for Becoming an Active Bystander - Center for Women in Transition
Be More Than a Bystander - Ending Violence Association of BC
Are you a bystander? Yes, you are. ....
A bystander, or witness, is anyone who sees a dangerous or unsafe situation. Bystanders may or may not know what to do, or may expect others to do something to help. Research shows that educating and engaging bystanders is a promising way to help prevent the widespread problem of domestic and sexual violence within communities.
Active Steps & Questions To Ask:
Be aware that there is a problem.
Does the person need help?
Do you see yourself as part of the solution?
What are my options?
Do I need to involve anyone else for help?
When do I need to act?
TEN MEN is made up of RI men from diverse walks of life who have a common vision — a world without domestic violence. Most men are not violent in their relationships. But, one man is one man too many.
That is why TEN MEN came together — to reach everyday men who are not sure how to help, and therefore remain silent in the face of other men's violence. TEN MEN is the first statewide effort made up of pioneering, male leaders who have stepped forward and are committed to breaking that silence.
to join the movement or for more details.
CHECK OUT THE VERIZON FOUNDATION'S PAGE FOR 5 WAYS MEN CAN SPEAK UP AS A BYSTANDER.
POLL: What would you do in a domestic violence situation? Do you KNOW? Click below to take the poll so we can help you better.
QUIZ: IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP HEALTHY?
It can be hard to tell if your relationship is healthy. Take this quiz for some guidance.
And, if you're experiencing domestic / dating violence and in immediate trouble, dial 911. You may also call 1-800-494-8100, 24 hours a day for more info and a variety of resources.
2013's legislative season focused on an intense effort to restore funding for the Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Program, which was facing having to shut its doors one day a week after 25 years of continuous service. Fortunately, right before closures went into effect, the legislature dedicated another $100,000 to the program, taking a great step towards restoring the funding that has been cut over the past seven years. Thank you to all the survivors, advocates and community members who tirelessly worked to restore this funding!
The Domestic Violence Prevention Fund bill unanimously passed out of the full Senate, but unfortunately stalled in the House and was not passed into law. This bill would have created the first state source of funding for domestic violence prevention efforts in Rhode Island. Given the strong support in the Senate for the bill, RICADV will be continuing to promote the bill in the 2014 session, and hopes to see RI commit to funding prevention efforts and working towards NO MORE domestic violence in the state.