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Violence is Everywhere: Countering a Culture of Violence Through Norms Change

Countering norms that contribute to the production of cultures of violence is a key element of any effort to prevent violence in a lasting, comprehensive way. This web conference highlighted specific strategies and efforts that seeks to change norms related to gendered violence. Different norms were examined with regard to their historical context, distinct challenges, and opportunities for collaborative work.

Held: Tuesday, March 9, 2010, and repeated on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Host: David Lee, PreventConnect, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Presenters: Annie Lyles, Prevention Institute



  • Understand how norms creates an environment in which violence is more likely to occur
  • Provide examples of successes from people and organization working to counter this violent norms
  • Identify strategies being used to counter effectively counter and change norms
  • Identify potential indicators for measuring progress in norms change



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