Announcing the 2017 PreventConnect Web Conference Series

PreventConnect is pleased to announce the 2017 series of web conferences, Towards Community Health and Justice. Our partners, Prevention Institute, and a variety of guests will join us to talk about the value of community level sexual and domestic violence prevention, strategies and opportunities for partnering with other sectors and movements, and how sexual and domestic violence prevention relates to health equity […]

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Including Prevention in K-12 Sexual Misconduct Policies

Following the guidance released in September by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault around developing sexual misconduct policies for school districts, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) has released considerations on how to include prevention in K-12 school sexual misconduct policies. A comprehensive sexual misconduct policy must go beyond intervention to incorporate prevention. The guidance released in […]

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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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April 18, 2017

Healthy Masculinities: Mobilizing men and boys to foster positive gender norms

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2017 (This web conference will be held only once. It will be recorded and archived.) TIME ZONE TIME HAWAII (HST/HDT) 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM ALASKA (AKST/AKDT) 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM PACIFIC (PST/PDT) 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM MOUNTAIN (MST/MDT) 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM CENTRAL (CST/CDT) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EASTERN (EST/EDT) 2:00 PM – […]

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April 4, 2017

Preventing and Ending the Cycle of Street Harassment and Sexual Violence

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Being born and raised in India, I assumed only young girls and women in my city experienced and witnessed multiple forms of sexual harassment in our country, especially on the streets and in public transit. Until I arrived in the U.S. in 2004 and continued to read about sexual violence, especially the blogs at Stop Street Harassment, I realized that street harassment is unfortunately […]

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April 4, 2017

Registration now open for the 2017 Campus Prevention Network Annual Summit

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In June, PreventConnect will be traveling to Boston to attend the Campus Prevention Network Annual Summit, presented by EverFi. This two-day gathering will bring together higher education professionals who are working on a range of student health and safety issues, including sexual violence. It is an opportunity for prevention practitioners, student affairs administrators, Title IX coordinators, and other campus professionals to […]

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March 31, 2017

Innovations in Evaluation

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Evaluation is an essential component of sexual and domestic violence prevention. Beyond the fact that evaluation is often required by funders, evaluating prevention programs is just smart. It can also be really challenging. A new report titled, Innovations in Evaluation: A Report on Evaluation in the Field of Sexual Violence Prevention, from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) focuses on […]

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March 31, 2017

NSVRC’s 2017 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Resources and Activities

In this podcast, Susan Sullivan from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) highlights SAAM activities and resources developed around the Engaging New Voices theme. Check out the SAAM 2017 Action Kit to learn more.  

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March 31, 2017

New Prevention Resource from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

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In this podcast, PreventConnect talks with Lucy Rios and Kate Porter of the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (RICADV) about a new primary prevention resource. Our Future Depends on Preventing Domestic Violence is a colorful tool that walks readers through the ways domestic violence impacts communities, how social norms play a role, and what primary prevention looks like at the […]

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March 31, 2017

International Anti- Street Harassment Week: Inclusive and Intersectional Social Justice Lens to Prevent Sexual Violence

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This Sunday, April 2, 2017 marks the beginning of the 7th Annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week. In this podcast, we talked to Holly Kearl, author and founder of Stop Street Harassment and Jessica Raven, the Executive Director for Collective Action for Safe Spaces. Holly and Jessica first discuss how the anti-sexual harassment transit campaign by Collective Action for Safe Spaces in collaboration with the Washington D.C. Metropolitan […]

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March 27, 2017

“Unbound and Unboxed”: Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) at UC Berkeley

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On 18th March 2017, I was fortunate to have attended the Empowering Women of Color Conference (EWOCC) at Berkeley. This event was organized by The Women of Color Initiative, a project of the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly. This year’s theme was “Unbound and Unboxed”, with a focus on the urgent need for collective care, nurturing, and affirmation for women of color, who lead the […]

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March 23, 2017

Preventing Sexual Violence: RPE Stories from the Field

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Since 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‘s (CDC) Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) program has provided funding for sexual violence prevention to state health departments in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Common Wealth of Northern Mariana Islands. Through RPE funding, states and territories work with a diverse group of stakeholders to […]

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March 10, 2017

ThisGEN Youth Summit concludes with Rally and Call to Action!

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Raliance’s ThisGEN: Youth Summit in Washington, D.C. concluded today after four action-packed days of critical workshops, seminars, activities and visits with policy leaders. ThisGEN signifies new beginnings with a shared vision and common goal: to end gender-based violence in this generation! Over the course of the week, ThisGEN attendees  marched to Capitol Hill and also visited media avenues such as NBC to learn about […]

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