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.
- 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.
- Presentation Slides PDF
- Audio Transcript PDF
- Text Chat of Session PDF
- Working with the Media: A Toolkit for Service Providers, from Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence – PDF
- Reporting Sexual Assault: A Guide for Journalists, from Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence – PDF
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, http://www.bmsg.org
The Reporting on Violence materials have sections on intimate partner abuse. http://www.bmsg.org/pub-papers.php#violenceHandbook
- Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence has a guidebook for journalists that is in publication. Information is available from Karen Jeffeys, Director of Communications, http://www.ricadv.org, 401-467-9940.