Elsie Acheampong

Location: United Kingdom

Occupation: Job Seeker

As a D.V victim, to educate and encourage fellow women of D.V to get out of abusive relationships. Once it starts it never stops.

Darnell L. Moore

Darnell Moore

Location: New York, United States

Occupation: writer and activist

standing against sexual violence against women and young girls. I grew up in a home with a mother who was abused by my father and I have made a commitment to ensure that women, young girls do not have to go through the same thing that my mother went through and that my younger sisters experienced. Darnell’s spoken word performance to kick off the global launch of Ring the Bell in New York City on March 8, 2013.

Leslie Thompson

Location: Florida, United States

Occupation: teacher/homeschool mom

Leave emotionally abusive marriage. Keep showing sons ways to vent hurt. Good friends as role models.Reward great empathy to sisters,women

Lynne Warfel


Location: Minnesota, United States

Occupation: radio host

Not keeping quiet about abuse. As a survivor, I can tell you, most folks don’t want to hear what you have to say.

Jessica Derkis


Location: Ohio, United States

Occupation: Marketing

Speaking up! I promise to share my story growing up with violence, how it has affected my relationships & all that I’ve had to overcome.

Johnny Fernandez

Location: California, United States

Occupation: Educator

Sharing my story of growing up with domestic violence, and letting women & men know that violence against women is never acceptable.

Nadia Dala


Location: Belgium

Occupation: journalist/lecturer

I promise to speak out for other victims, because I could not speak as a child. I promise to use my voice to help heal others.

Suzanne Sutton

Location: Virginia, United States

Occupation: mental health counselor

Not looking the other way when violence occurs and remembering that I am a survivor not a victim.

Mark Hammond

Location: Texas, United States

Occupation: Paramedic

connecting with the children of abused women and teaching them that violence is not the answer. To connect with the abused to get help.

Tim Beierle

Location: Washington, United States

Occupation: Laborers Union

Breaking the cycle of abuse in my side of the family by refusing to continue the pattern. I have 3 kids that have never seen the violence