HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - By: Kayla Yamamoto
Honolulu Hale will be lit up in aqua at night this week in support of NO MORE Week, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced.
The NO MORE campaign is a national effort focused on engaging communities to action along with raising awareness of issues related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
"The purpose of this is about raising that discussion, raising that conversation because so often it's only talked about among the people who are providing the services, and the goal is to make it a common place and not so scary to talk about," said Toby Kapahu of the Hawaii Says NO MORE core team.
Hawaii Says NO MORE represents the local efforts of the campaign and consists of individuals and organizations focused on addressing the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault with an approach specific to Hawaii's culture and values.
"There are so many things that each of us can do to help create engagement, create awareness, create learning and all of that helps take away the stigma and the shame around domestic violence and sexual assault and helps bring that end we're all looking for," Kapahu added.
Hawaii Says NO MORE will lead several events on Oahu including a "Talk Story" event with Mark and Danielle Herzlich this Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m.