Learn about the purpose, mission, and history of Commonwealth Says NO MORE.
Forging partnerships and collaboration that unites domestic violence and sexual assault organizations that share our vision.
Continually measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of our work to demonstrate our impact and inform future efforts.
Commitment to engage with diverse leaders and communities and honor the voices of all survivors.
Open source and cutting edge tools to help catalyze change and advance the movement to end domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.
Building trust and public support through openness and communication.
Commonwealth Says NO MORE (CSNM) is an initiative bringing together the Commonwealth Secretariat and the NO MORE Foundation. The purpose of Commonwealth Says NO MORE is to implement initiatives that work on the prevention of domestic violence and sexual abuse as part of wider efforts to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals, specifically on VAWG. The partnership between NO MORE and the Commonwealth Secretariat is designed to help member countries record accurate data on the prevalence of violence, deliver grassroots projects, train community leaders, educate bystanders’ responses, and provide awareness resources.
CSNM brings together three distinct cohorts, The NO MORE Foundation, The Commonwealth Secretariat, and the Gender Team, which is part of the Economic, Youth & Sustainable Development Directorate.
Initiatives include the creation of the CSNM Website and Resource Kit, the Whole System Approach and the SDG5 Toolkit.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. 32 of our members are small states, including many island nations. Our members work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace, amplify the voice of small states, and protect the environment. Our values and principles are expressed in the Commonwealth Charter.
The Commonwealth’s four priorities on gender equality are: (i) women in leadership; (ii) women’s economic empowerment; (iii) ending violence against women and girls; and (iv) gender and climate change. The Commonwealth provides technical assistance to member states to address violence against women and girls.
The NO MORE Foundation is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action, and fueling cultural change.
NO MORE is a groundbreaking, global initiative comprised of the largest coalition of nonprofits, corporations, government agencies, media, schools, and individuals addressing domestic violence and sexual assault. We are committed to engaging, reaching, and working with people from diverse communities.
We work to amplify and grow the movement to stop and prevent domestic violence and sexual assault, in homes, schools, workplaces and communities around the world by creating and supporting innovative campaigns, partnerships and tools that leverage the power of the media, entertainment, sports, technology, and collective action.
With more than 1,400 allied organizations and over 40 state, local, and international chapters, NO MORE sparks grassroots activism, encouraging everyone—women and men, youth and adults, from all walks of life—to be part of the solution.
First launched in 2013, NO MORE was created as a unifying symbol—much like breast cancer awareness pink ribbon or the HIV/AIDS awareness red ribbon—in order to help increase the visibility of the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault, which, despite significant progress, too often remained hidden, misunderstood, and woefully underfunded.
NO MORE has grown to become the largest and most successful domestic violence and sexual assault awareness/engagement initiative in history and is now its own 501(c)(3) public charity.