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LAW & ORDER: SVU - NO MORE EXCUSES MARATHON

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The detectives on Law and Order: SVU usually get help putting the bad guys away. But we don't have to be detectives to help put an end to domestic violence and sexual assault. We just have to speak up. Join us and find out how during the NO MORE Excuses Marathon.

Resources and Facts

  • 3 out of 4 parents have not had a conversation about violence in the home with their sons or daughters. Learn how to start the conversation and be a role model at nomore.org.

  • 1 in 3 teens is the victim of physical, sexual, emotional or verbal abuse from someone they date. Get the facts, speak up and find help at www.loveisrespect.org or by calling the National Dating Abuse Helpline at 1-866-331-9474.

  • Sexual assault and abuse doesn't just happen to women. Boys and men experience sexual trauma too. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men are sexually abused or assaulted before the age of 18. If this has happened to you, you are not alone. Learn more and get help at www.1in6.org, or call the national sexual assault hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.

  • While most men are not violent, many men stay silent about these issues. Studies show that the vast majority of those who commit violent acts are men—possibly even men you know. Speak up, start a conversation and join the movement at nomore.org.

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Learn About the Organizations Behind No More

Join the cast of Law & Order: SVU for USA's NO MORE Excuses marathon on Sunday, June 22nd to learn why all of us should get involved to end domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse. The marathon features a new special call to action by Christopher Meloni for more men to help stop domestic violence and sexual assault.

Too often, domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse are seen as “women’s issues”—issues that don’t affect men or boys. But they do. Men and boys are victims of physical, sexual and emotional violence. They are bystanders and witnesses. Some men are even offenders.

Through the NO MORE Excuses marathon, USA is helping to bring these issues into the light and encourage everyone—especially men and boys—to get involved. We're saying NO MORE while bringing you some of our favorite episodes of Law & Order: SVU that help spark an important conversation about how all of us can help end domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse.

Look out for the star-studded NO MORE ads throughout the marathon and special messages from the SVU cast.

The June 22nd marathon is the second NO MORE Excuses marathon airing on USA as part of an ongoing partnership with the Joyful Heart Foundation and NO MORE campaign.

To learn about NO MORE and get involved in the movement, visit www.nomore.org.

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