We believe change is possible
The statistics around relationship abuse are daunting, but we believe they can be changed. By educating ourselves and starting the conversation in our communities about the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, we are changing and saving lives.
The topic of abuse and violence is one that has for too long been in the dark, and the topic of healthy and unhealthy relationships is one we don’t teach our young people in any systematic way.
We all deserve healthy relationships—but sadly, we all will experience an unhealthy one! One Love is empowering young people to improve their healthy relationship IQ for themselves and others; improving all our lives and changing the pipeline that leads to abuse.
A multi-layered education, awareness and movement-building campaign that surrounds young people with messages about healthy and unhealthy relationships in the classroom, the community and online. This all-encompassing approach will shape the next generation’s understanding of relationship abuse and shift community norms.
By taking action to spread this awareness through educational programming in person and online, we sew this message into the fabric of our world and change community norms in a powerful way. Together, we can change the statistics around relationship abuse.
How we inspire change
At One Love, we believe that the more we can identify and navigate healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, the less likely we will end up in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Knowing that knowledge is key to avoiding tragedies, we empower people to understand that one conversation, one action and one person can make a difference and even save a life.
Create powerful content that opens people’s eyes to the presence of unhealthy and abusive relationship behaviors in their lives.
Start conversations that give people a framework to talk about unhealthy and healthy relationship behaviors.
Empower individuals and communities to take action to help each other and join us in building a movement to end relationship abuse.
Why this makes sense
94% of us will never perpetrate violence against our partner, yet 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men are in a violent relationship in his or her lifetime because we stay silent about this issue.
One Love’s national campaign helps you start the conversation and ultimately change the statistics by surrounding individuals and communities with this message.
One Love is constantly striving to harness the energy by rallying volunteers in local communities.
The conversation has expanded dramatically since 2015, but more can be done to continually rally communities to take action. In 2017, in addition to exploring ways to engage advocates online, One Love established three regional offices in the Bay Area, Boston and Baltimore/Washington to enable us to establish better “boots on the ground” day to day to work directly with these dedicated volunteers.