The Business of Preventing Violence in a Violent World
The World Health Organization estimates that 1 in 3 women will be the victim of a form of violence in her lifetime. Many of these victims will suffer multiple forms of violence which leaves lasting scars and damage often resulting in death. These alarming rates of violence against women have spawned numerous international programs that focus on violence prevention. However with limited resources and a multidisciplinary approach, much conflict exists in the business of violence prevention.
This interactive workshop is based on the real experiences of providing sexual violence prevention for under-served communities over a period of 7 years on a community, state and national level. Facilitator will focus on lessons learned as participants are guided through a series of experiential learning activities and offer insight into methods that could reduce covert violence within groups and organizations that work toward ending violence against women.
Keywords: Violence Prevention, Community, Organizing, Sexual Violence, Violence against Women, Underserved Communities
Director of Outreach, CARe: Communities Against Rape Initiative