By David Lee on August 10, 2009 · tagged as

Building a Movement to Prevent Sexual Violence

In 2009, CALCASA’s Prevention Connection project dedicated its web conferences to the topic of “Building a Movement to Prevent Violence Against Women.”

To date we have completed three web conferences:

The success of addressing sexual violence over the last 30 years is due in great part to being a movement to end sexual violence. As a movement we have made sexual violence known throughout our communities, built conditions so policymakers fund sexual violence and as part of the women’s movement have redefined roles of women (and men).

To build upon our successes being a vibrant movement is necessary. If we are going to change social norms that condone sexual violence, we must make dramatic changes.

These web conferences were developed with CALCASA’s partner Prevention Institute to explore what movement building requires. The discussions have been valuable. If you missed these sessions, check out the materials and recordings of the sessions available at Prevention Connection.

David Lee

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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