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Media Advocacy to Prevent Violence Against Women

July 19, 2006

Host: David Lee, Prevention Connection

Presenters: Larry Cohen, Lisa Fujie Parks, Greta Tubbesing, Prevention Institute

Guest: Tammy Lemmer, Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence

This session highlights strategies to address the media in shifting social norms to prevent violence against women.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop a basic understand of media advocacy for preventing violence against women with a focus on the news media.
  • Explore opportunities for media advocacy in local communities to prevent violence against women.
  • Experiment with the use of technology to facilitate dialogue and learning.


Recommended Additional Resources
These are materials recommended during the web conference.

  • Meyers, Marian, News Coverage of Violence Against Women: Engendering Blame, Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications, 1997
  • Benedict, Helen, Virgin or Vamp: How the Press Covers Sex Crimes, Oxford University Press, 1992
  • Berkeley Media Studies Group,
    The Reporting on Violence materials have sections on intimate partner abuse.
  • Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a guidebook for journalists that is in publication. Information is available from Karen Jeffeys, Director of Communications,, 401-467-9940.

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