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My Business: Countering Secrecy and Privacy Around Violence Through Norms Change

Countering norms that reinforce privacy is an opportunity to prevent violence in a lasting, comprehensive way. This web conference highlighted specific strategies and efforts that seek to change norms related to gendered violence. Different norms were examined with regard to their historical context, distinct challenges, and opportunities for collaborative work.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Repeated on Wednesday, September 29, 2010

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

Presenters: Annie Lyles and Christine Chang, Prevention Institute

Invited Guests:


  • Understand how norms create an environment in which violence is more likely to occur
  • Provide examples of successes from people and organizations working to counter norms of power and control over others
  • Identify strategies being used to effectively counter and change norms
  • Identify potential indicators for measuring progress in norms change


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