One Love was founded on the belief that the fight against relationship violence is everyone’s responsibility. 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men will be victims of relationship violence in their lives. This means that even if we ourselves do not suffer, our loved ones often do. One Love believes that if we adapt our society to be willing and actively working to stand up against the perpetrators of this violence, together we can end it. One Love works to impact as many possible by holding workshops nationwide, as well as providing the One Love “My Plan” app that provides questions one can use to assess the risks and dangers in their relationship, and create an action plan to assist the situation.
One Love is headquartered in Bronxville, New York.
2010: Yeardley Love, a bright young college student, was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend leaving friends and family shaken with tragedy.
2012: Sharon Love, mother of Yeardley, officially put the organization into action in order to change the way society views and reacts to abuse.
2016: One Love launched the Unsung Hero Award, recognizing exceptional student athletes because of their integrity, fostering positive characteristics in young men and women.
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