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COME TOGETHER, ACT TOGETHER

Never before have small, individual actions been so powerful. Let’s join forces to fight for gender justice around the world.

According to the World Economic Forum we are still 257 years[1] away from achieving gender equality. That’s three human lifetimes before women and girls will earn equal pay, cease dying preventable deaths in childbirth, and gain the right to control their own bodies. And global crisis has made a big problem bigger, with communities isolated and left behind in the midst of every-growing inequality.

THE LONG ARM OF GENDER INEQUALITY

We all know that’s not right! That’s why we’re donating $1 to NO MORE with every gift purchase to help end domestic abuse and sexual assault in the United States.*

With your support we hope to reach our maximum donation of $50,000,* and to inspire individual acts of everyday activism!

There are two simple ways to join:

  1. Shop with us – Every gift purchase gives back*
  2. Take action – When we act together on a global scale, every small action is a part of something big.

'Tis the season for DOING!

We did it! Thank you for helping us reach our goal to donate $50,000 to NO MORE in the fight to end domestic abuse and sexual assault in the US, by supporting efforts to increase awareness, action and cultural change.

Want to do more? Let’s #ActTogether to amplify the 16 days of Activism against Gender Based Violence. When we all #ActTogether, every small action contributes to something big.

ABOUT NO MORE:

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. The organization is dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault by increasing awareness, inspiring action, and fueling culture change.

Want to learn more? Visit NO MORE’s website to learn all about their work, local initiatives, and ways to support: https://nomore.org/

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Nearly one in four women in the United States reports experiencing violence by a current or former spouse or boyfriend at some point in her life. On average, more than three women a day are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends in the United States.

Violence affects all communities. Domestic violence and sexual assault impact people of all races, ages, classes, socio-economic or educational status, sexual orientation, demography, geography, ideology, disability and theology. Marginalized communities experience violence at disproportionate rates and face additional barriers to support and safety. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a huge spike in incidents of domestic violence.

Specifically, your donation will support the following NO MORE programs:

  • #ListeningFromHome – The initiative has helped to encourage people safe in their homes during COVID-19 to help domestic violence victims who are not. It also directs survivors and their loved ones to the National Domestic Violence Hotline to get the support they need.

  • #NOMORERacism – The organization’s effort to highlight the intersectionality of systemic racism and domestic and sexual violence.

Women suffer more in global crisis

Existing unequal and unfair work situations become more so, while unpaid caregiving work done by women increases. Domestic violence surges as tensions rise, and women are confined round the clock with their oppressor.[2]

Domestic violence is systemic

Domestic violence is rooted in gender inequality – as long as women are seen to be inferior, they will be susceptible to all forms of violence. We need to challenge this perception at every opportunity, and make sure that women are equally represented in positions of power and influence. [3]

Homeless from a violent home

Violence and female homelessness are closely linked, with victims of domestic violence forced into precarious living circumstances when our system(s) fails to protect them. Women who are already experiencing homelessness are also at far greater risk of physical or sexual violence than their male counterparts. [4]

Harnessing your personal power

Here’s your individual activism journey broken down into three simple steps, and a bunch of handy resources to help you on the way.

Yes, the task ahead is BIG. But in the end, real seismic change is just a whole lot of smaller changes joined together.

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1. Learn

Books. Podcasts. Instagram posts from accounts in the know. Now is the time to get your eyes and ears on everything gender inequality, so you can ride into this fight armed to the teeth. We’ve created a list of our favorite resources for you - and even made some ourselves.

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2. Talk

Here’s where you spread the social justice word. Tell a friend, regale a colleague - accost a stranger in the grocery store. Each time gender equality is discussed and debated, the movement grows in size and power. Need help? Here’s a list of conversation topics to change the world.

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3. Do

No longer the sole province of hardcore protestors, activism is now accessible to all of us through small but meaningful actions. Dive in head first with our 16 Days of Activism challenge, or find out how to get involved with your local partner.

Activism 101

Activism isn’t just protests and poster-making. There’s no right or wrong way to be “an activist” – as long as you are speaking up, educating yourself and others or taking action to make change. Here are three ways to be an activist without going to a protest:

Learn! Read, listen and think

Knowledge truly is power. We need to understand the issues at hand in order to make good decisions about how to make change. Also, often there are people out there doing a great job in the area you’re passionate about. Learn about who’s out there and what they’re doing so you can put your energy to the best use.

Use social media as a force for good

Sharing valuable, sometimes lifesaving information in the blink of an eye? Yes please. Don’t be shy about wearing your values on your sleeve (or your feed). Also, if you see things getting nasty in the comments section, like or respond to the productive and positive comments that are keeping the conversation on track. Comments with more engagement get seen more. Farewell trolls!

Engage with your local government

There are so many ways to do this. Spend 15 minutes a week learning who your local politicians are and their positions on issues that are important to you, attend a local town hall or meeting or call a politician about something you’d like to see change. AND VOTE!

No More Resources:

If you need help: https://nomore.org/need-immediate-help/

Learn how to help stop domestic violence and sexual assault: https://nomore.org/learn/what-to-say/ https://nomore.org/learn/bystander-scenarios/

Find out more about NO MORE’s #ListeningfromHome initiative: https://nomore.org/listening-from-home/

Ways to Support NO MORE: https://nomore.org/take-action/ways-to-give/

Classic Reads:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

Women, Culture & Politics by Angela Y. Davis

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde

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Conversations to change the world

Welcome to a game where the rules are easy, but the conversations are hard. From pay gap to thigh gap, these cards are designed to bring us together to tackle gender inequality – one tough topic at a time.

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Activism takes many forms, there’s no right way or wrong way. Ultimately it’s all about taking action in whatever way we can to create the world we want. The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership and used by activists around the world to call for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence.

Whether you choose to shop with us, have a tricky conversation at a family dinner, call a local politician, share a Facebook post or read a book…REMEMBER: SMALL, INDIVIDUAL AND EVERYDAY ACTIONS HAVE GREAT POWER.

We're donating $1 from every transaction from November 1 to December 31 to NO MORE, up to a maximum of $50,000. This will help end domestic abuse and sexual assault in the US.

NO MORE is a charity registered in the United States. EIN 83-3491251

[1] https://www.weforum.org/projects/closing-the-gender-gap-accelerators

[2] Morgan G, Bajpai A, Ceppi P, Al-Hinai A, Christensen T, Kumar S, Crosskey S & O’Regan N. Infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women. UNOPS, Copenhagen, Denmark. 2020.

[3] Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Family Planning and Ending Gender-based Violence, Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage. 27 April 2020.

[4] GIWPS. https://giwps.georgetown.edu/at-the-intersection-of-vulnerabilities-women-and-girls-experiencing-homelessness-during-the-global-coronavirus-pandemic/)