Blog Article | 20 May 2016

UK SAYS NO MORE – Launch Week

What a monumental week it has been for the UK SAYS NO MORE Campaign!

On Tuesday 17th May 2016, the campaign launched with its parliamentary event at the House of Commons, and on Thursday 19th held the media launch event in Soho, London.

You can see highlights of the parliament and media events on Storify.

Guests of both events enjoyed words from passionate speakers including: Karen Bradley MP – Minister for Preventing Abuse, Exploitation and Crime; Baroness Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations; Patrick Ryan, CEO at Hestia, Pamela Zaballa, Head of Policy for Women & Children’s Services at Hestia; Jane Randel, Co-founder of NO MORE; and Virginia Witt, Director and Co-Founder of NO MORE.


We are hugely proud to announce that on Friday 20th May, we launched the first two UK SAYS NO MORE PSA videos – UK SAYS NO MORE “Excuses” and UK SAYS NO MORE “Attention”.

The PSAs feature 18 celebrities, all of whom have joined the UK SAYS NO MORE Campaign to say NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.

We would again like to send a huge, warm thank you to all who have been involved.

An huge thanks to The NO MORE team for all your support, guidance and passion – Jane Randel, Rachel Haas, Virginia Witt, Christine Mau, Rachel Howald.

To those who gave their time to be part of the first UK SAYS NO MORE PSA video, we are thrilled to be able to finally share the final result of such a collaboration.

Our partner organisations – Free Your Mind, The Listening Place, Octavia Foundation, Crisis, DAHA, Solace Women’s Aid, Anti-Slavery International, EACH, Standing Together, Women’s Aid, Corporate Alliance, The Westminster Society, and Advance – as well as BORN, Monk London, Gplus UK, Kimberley Clark, Newton Enterprise Consulting and the NFL.

For their dedicated support – Oxygen Lifestyle Salon and Spa and Reminis Studios. A special thank you also to Viacom. To Newton Enterprises Consulting for helping Hestia to realise our vision for the Bright Sky mobile app, bringing awareness to issues surrounding domestic abuse, and offering resources to those in need.

A special thank you – to all who attended the two events, the entire Hestia staff, and to those supporting the campaign through social media, we could not do this without you. Your support and bringing awareness to the campaign mean we can, together, achieve our goal of ending Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in the UK.

Find out how you can get involved in this nationwide campaign.

Hestia and UK SAYS NO MORE - Logos Joined


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