Rising Hollywood star Ashley Greene gained fame in the popular Twilight movie series playing Alice Cullen, a vampire who can see into the future. In hit films like Breaking Dawn and Eclipse she uses her super power to protect family and friends. Off screen, Greene is using her celebrity power to help protect young people.
At a congressional briefing on Wednesday Greene, an ambassador for the m.powerment by mark. organization, announced the results of a new study on domestic and sexual violence among teens and young adults. Greene also kicked off the NO MORE campaign that will help educate college students on the dangers of abusive relationships.
“As a young woman, I am proud to help launch the NO MORE campaign and announce the new m.powerment by mark. Healthy Relationship College Program,” says Greene, “We have the power to end the cycle and this is a monumental step towards that.”
The NO MORE study reveals that one in six young women report having been a victim of sexual assault, and that more than half of the women surveyed know someone who has been in an abusive relationship. The study found that both young women and men are willing to intervene to stop abuse, but feel uncertain about how to manage a dangerous relationship.
To help teach young adults about the signs of abuse, the NO MORE campaign will award grants totaling $125,000 to 18 colleges across the country. NO MORE is the partnership of mark, a beauty and fashion boutique, and the Avon Foundation for Women.