People marched in downtown Topeka Friday, all to say "No More" to domestic violence.
Nicolette Schleisman explains how those people are trying to use their voices to help victims.
1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men will be a victim of domestic violence.
"We often don't talk about it. It's still a really secretive thing in our society," said Audrey Cress, Director of Victim Services with the Kansas Department of Corrections.
The YWCA says domestic violence includes everything, from physical, emotional to verbal abuse. That is why the Topeka's YWCA's slogan for this year awareness is: "No More"
"About a third of the offenders that are in KDOC custody have some sort of domestic violence conviction in their history," said Cress.
The national "No More" campaign draws attention to the fact that by numbers, most people will know someone who is impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault.
"It graces all walks of life, and its something that needs to be stopped," said Kelli Jo Karlin.
Kelli Jo Karlin is a Washburn University student. She says she is passionate about creating awareness since several of her classmates are victims themselves.
"Talking about their stories, and how they've been able to rise above it and get into a healthy lifestyle and really speak out against the cause and to help people that are in that situation. It's really wonderful to be able to experience students that are like that," said Karlin.
The YWCA and other domestic violence advocates are raising their voices so that the victims can have theirs heard.
This marked the end of a week-long campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence.
For more information on the YWCA's services: www.ywcatopeka.org.