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02 MARCH 2018


15 Hawai‘i Organizations Raises Awareness To Prevent and End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

HONOLULU, Hawai‘i – Four years ago, a group of 15 of Hawai‘i’s leading government and non-profit organizations and individuals launched Hawai‘i Says NO MORE, a collaboration aiming to increase awareness and visibility to prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault.

Since then, Hawai‘i Says NO MORE has raised awareness about this violence across the state and encouraged public discussions to break the silence, shame, and stigma surrounding these issues.

Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, Child and Family Service, Hawai‘i State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women, Hawai‘i Youth Service Network, Joyful Heart Foundation, Parents and Children Together, Department of the Attorney General, Department of Human Services, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Student Health and Wellness, the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Office of Gender Equity, the University of Hawai‘i System: Office of Institutional Equity, Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter, Women Helping Women, and YWCA Oahu are the leading organizations behind Hawai‘i Says NO MORE.

Hawai‘i Says NO MORE Week, which runs March 4-11, includes efforts and events across the state. Hawai‘i Says NO MORE license plate decals will debut and become available for purchase at Satellite City Hall locations. Proceeds benefit Hawai‘i Says NO MORE Core Team Member Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter.

In honor of Hawai‘i Says NO MORE Week, Honolulu Hale and the IBM building will light their respective buildings the NO MORE blue color all week. As Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has said: “It’s about all of us coming together as one community to say this type of violence has got to stop.”

Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Governor David Ige have formally proclaimed March 4-11 as Hawai‘i Says NO MORE Week. During the Governor’s Proclamation, Hawai‘i Says NO MORE will honor the Women’s Legislative Caucus for their important and tireless work against domestic violence and sexual assault.

Hawai‘i Says NO MORE aligns itself with the National NO MORE effort by sharing the unifying hashtag #LouderTogether.

For more information on Hawai‘i Says NO MORE and a full listing of activities planned for the week, visit

Hawai‘i Says NO MORE’s Week of Events and Appearances


March 4 – ongoing

Register or re-register your vehicle and opt for a HSNM license plate decal! The special HSNM plate costs an additional fee of $30.50 and then $25 each year thereafter. $20 from each payment will directly support the Windward Spouse Abuse Shelter and is tax deductible.

Download the link below or simply visit your local Satellite City Hall and fill out the form.

March 4 – March 11

Post and re-post on social media tagging us and using the hashtags #HawaiiSaysNOMORE and #LouderTogether. Share our PRINT ADS and PSAs.

March 4 – March 11

Honolulu Hale will light up blue in honor of HSNM week

530 S. King Street, Honolulu

March 4 - March 11

IBM Building will light up blue in honor of HSNM week

1240 Ala Moana Blvd #400, Honolulu

March 4 – March 11

Watch Hawaii News Now to see the anchors wearing their HSNM pins. The PSAs will run on the station all week long and Rick Blangiardi will be sharing an editorial about the importance of HSNM.


Monday, March 5

Tune in to Hawai‘i News Now Sunrise as Khara Jabola Carolus from the Hawai‘i State Commission on the Status of Women and Chris Yanuaria from UH Mānoa's Pau Violence Program speak on behalf of Hawai‘i Says NO MORE.

Monday, March 5

Mayoral Proclamation with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Wednesday, March 7

Mānoa Says NO MORE Resource Fair at UH Manoa Campus Center.

Campus Center, 2465 Campus Rd, Honolulu

Friday, March 9

Gubernatorial Proclamation with Hawai‘i Governor David Ige

Recognition of the Women’s Legislative Caucus

Sunday, March 11

HSNM Core Team Member Women Helping Women Fundraiser – “Restoring the Heart”

King Kamehameha Golf Club | Waikapū, Maui

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Please route all press and media inquiries regarding the Hawaiʻi Says NO MORE initiative The Island Agency at 808.589.7367.

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