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Linking primary prevention and anti-oppression work in ending violence against women

Hosts: David Lee & Ellen Yin-Wycoff, Prevention Connection



This web conference presented a basic overview of the importance of addressing anti-oppression work in our efforts to prevent violence against women. The focus of the discussion was on creative brainstorming and sharing of tools and resources for solutions to what can be done at the local level.



  • The video recording of this session is no longer available.
  • An audio recording of this conference is also available [MP3]

Recommended Books & Articles:

  • C. P. Jones, Levels of Racism: A Theoretic Framework and a Gardener’s Tale, American Journal of Public Health, 90 (2000): 1212-1215 [PDF]
  • White, J. 2000. Because Rape is a Weapon of Oppression, Anti-Rape Must Mean Anti-Oppression , in Gold, J and S Villari, Eds., Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence Activism and Equality. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, MD.
  • Pharr, S. 1993. Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism. SEICUS Report, Volume 21, No. 3 . [PDF]
  • Shulz and Mullings, Eds. 2006. Gender, Race, Class and Health: Intersectional Approaches. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.
  • Dismantling Racism Project at Western States Center Assessing Organizational Racism, RESHAPE: The newsletter of the Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project, No. 2, May 2001, pp. 4-5 [PDF]

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how different forms of oppression impact violence against women and play out in societal norms.
  • Differentiate between individual, interpersonal and institutional oppression.
  • Explore opportunities to incorporate anti-oppression work into efforts to prevent violence against women, particularly at the institutional level.

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