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Expanding Partnerships & Linkages: Key Directions in Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention

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Published Date
June, 2017
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This report describes the evolving field of sexual and domestic violence prevention, and summarizes key findings, examples of innovative work, and resources from PreventConnect's 2016 web conference series. From strategies to address multiple forms of violence and community trauma to exploring alliance-building with social justice movements such as economic justice and immigration reform, the report highlights real-world examples of quality prevention and ideas for collaborative action. Key points include:

  • A growing number of practitioners are focusing on inequities in sexual and domestic violence.

  • Sexual and domestic violence prevention practitioners are increasingly working across multiple forms of violence and trauma.

  • Practitioners are addressing underlying factors that can reduce levels of sexual and domestic violence, bringing together feminism and public health.

  • The field’s enduring commitment to community partnerships and empowerment is foundational to preventing sexual and domestic violence.

  • The field is recognizing that alignment with social justice movements and other sectors is critical to bring together diverse perspectives, mobilize new approaches, and achieve shared goals.