16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Yesterday was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women marking the start of the 25th year of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender -Based Violence. Activists from around the world are dedicating these next 15 days to action that will move us closer to eliminating sexual and domestic violence. UN Women is participating in the 16 Days of Activism […]

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Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for the United States

Debuting at the 2016 National Conference is the inaugural report on the state of sexual violence in the U.S. issued by Raliance, a new national partnership led by National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault-PreventConnect and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. The report titled “Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation: A progress report for […]

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Beyond Partnerships: Shared Linkages for Prevention

PreventConnect is happy to announce our 2016 web conference series, Beyond Partnerships: Shared Linkages for Prevention. Join PreventConnect, our partner Prevention Institute, invited guests and experts, and prevention practitioners throughout the nation (and world) for these discussions about prevention at the community level, as well as strategies for shifting norms and the importance of collaborating with other movements. As PreventConnect’s […]

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Prevention is Possible: Theme for 2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Today the National Sexual Violence Resource Center announced that “Prevention is Possible” will be the theme for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in 2016. The 2016 SAAM campaign will provide community advocates, business and campus leaders, and individuals with a toolkit to promote prevention. These tools will help encourage safe behaviors, thoughtful policies, and healthy relationships. This April’s SAAM campaign will […]

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Igniting Prevention from the 2015 RPE Leadership Training

Prior to the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference last September, over 150 attended the National Sexual Violence Resource Center‘s RPE Leadership Training.  At this training, representatives of state and territorial public health departments and state and territorial sexual violence coalitions met with leadership from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Violence Prevention and attended several workshops and […]

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December 7, 2016

Interrupting Rape Culture

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Recently I was out shopping in my community for gift-wrapping supplies. I was trying to decide between plain kraft paper with glittery gift tags and velvet ribbon, and beautiful, intricate wrapping paper with a simple bow. I take choosing my gift-wrapping supplies very seriously. I also look forward to it each year. What I don’t look forward to is when […]

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December 5, 2016

Band of Brothers Engaging Boys and Men as Allies to Prevent Violence against Women in India

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With this week’s theme of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender -Based Violence, it is only relevant to highlight the inspirational story of three brothers from the state of West Bengal, India who are fighting to prevent and end gender-based violence. Primary prevention of sexual violence and other forms of gender-violence can be accomplished if we as a society can […]

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December 2, 2016

‘The Many Colors of Crime and Justice’ experience at the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Conference in New Orleans

I came back from attending the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) at New Orleans, Louisiana. The four-day annual conference took place from November 16-19, 2016. In the past eight years, I was excited to see a larger and a more diverse group of attendees ranging from academics, graduate and undergraduate students to researchers, and advocates/ activists. […]

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December 1, 2016

OVW Defines Prevention for Grant Programs

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Prevention is more than outreach, a contrast made clear in a new rule published by the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW). The rule updates regulations and provisions governing OVW grant programs. Among these updates is a definition for “prevention” that includes a distinction between “prevention” and “outreach.” Outreach certainly serves a purpose in letting people know about the services available to […]

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November 30, 2016

Using Image Theater for Preventing Sexual Violence in Marginalized Communities

  The 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Hopeful Future, Honored Past,” was held in Washington, D.C. August 31-September 2, 2016. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here.   In this workshop, Skye Brown from Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA) addresses the role of image theater and multi-movement marginalized community perspectives […]

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November 30, 2016

Applying the Universe Model of Gender in Prevention

  The 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Hopeful Future, Honored Past,” was held in Washington, D.C. August 31-September 2, 2016. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here. Liat Wexler from Center for Community Solutions highlights a new way to discuss gender, gender expression, sex and orientation. The presenter leads the audience in an analysis […]

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November 30, 2016

Evaluating Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Programs: A Collaborative Approach Between State Health Departments and Prevention Contractors

The 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Hopeful Future, Honored Past,” was held in Washington, D.C. August 31-September 2, 2016. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here. Kira Luna from the Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico and Danielle Reed from the New Mexico Department of Health highlight the process of collaborative efforts between key stakeholders in […]

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November 30, 2016

Building on the Past in Preparing for the Future: Empowering Secondary Schools for Sexual Violence Prevention

  The 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Hopeful Future, Honored Past,” was held in Washington, D.C. August 31-September 2, 2016. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here. Alan Heisterkamp and Michael Fleming from the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Violence Prevention discuss the importance of collaboration and partnerships between communities, college […]

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