VANCOUVER, Wash. – The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation will partner with Washington State University Vancouver students to launch “WA Say No More,” a campaign that is part of a nationwide movement dedicated to ending domestic violence and sexual assault. The campaign will launch March 9, 2018 at the Women’s Festival Northwest.
"We are so excited about our new partnership with these students this year," said Michelle Bart, president and co-founder of NWCAVE. "We need to draw the public's attention to this important issue, especially on campuses statewide so we can achieve our goals that will impact the lives of Washingtonians for decades to come. We have no doubt the students are up for the challenge, and we are so honored to have them leading this effort.”
For Bart and the WSU Vancouver students, opening a dialogue among communities, from Clark to King counties, about the realness of domestic violence is one goal of this campaign. It is through this effort that Bart and students hope young generations will know nothing of domestic violence or exploitation.
For WSU Vancouver Chancellor Mel Netzhammer, this is an opportunity to not only make a difference, but to showcase partnerships between community organizations and WSU Vancouver. “NWCAVE’s partnership with WSU Vancouver students is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved,” said Netzhammer. “This gives our students the opportunity to apply what is learned in the classroom and build real-world skills by developing a statewide campaign that impacts issues that affect our communities.”
According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence, on any given day in the state of Washington, nearly 3,000 people seek domestic violence services, including advocacy, emergency shelter or information. As part of this support, Bart has worked with numerous organizations to develop programs to help victims of violence and exploitation and raise awareness of these issues among communities across the United States.
The National Women’s Coalition Against Violence & Exploitation is a volunteer-operated national nonprofit organization headquartered in Vancouver, Wash. with offices in Washington, Oregon and California. NWCAVE works to inform, educate and prevent violence and exploitation against women and children nationally and internationally.
Programs and services include the Missing Children’s Division, National Training & Education Institute, Gift of Lift Bra Program, National Media Council, WA Says No More (a campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault in Washington State), “Voices for Justice” radio program, national conferences and more. You can learn more about NWCAVE at NWCAVE.org and the NO MORE campaign at NOMORE.org.
About WSU Vancouver
As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. Learn more about WSU Vancouver by visiting vancouver.wsu.edu.
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