Every year as part of Women, Action and the Media’s WAM! It Yourself Week, I provide a free 1-hour introduction to editing Wikipedia as part of the effort to close the gender gap. Over 80% of Wikipedia’s editors are men, and we’re not capturing the full breadth of our collective experiences there by having only one gender contribute most of the content. (WAM)
Resources from this workshop, including videos and presentations, address the use of traditional and new media to communicate evidence-based information for violence prevention and new applications of social media and new communications technologies to prevent violence.
Tracy Wright from the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Althea Hart from the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault discuss the ways that hip hop songs relate to issues of sexual and intimate partner violence. They describe the work they do to educate others on critical media literacy using popular songs as examples. (41 minutes)
This 1.5 hour webinar provides information on creating comprehensive campaigns about sexual violence that meet the unique needs of your rural community. Presenters offer an overview of key outreach strategies and discuss available resources.
International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN)
The International Association of Forensic Nurses and the IAFN Foundation in collaboration with Seedworks Films brings you a look into the world of Forensic Nurses. This film is the first part of a series on forensic nursing. Titled "Part 1: A lens into the world of the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner," this is only a snapshot of the world of Forensic Nurses. The aspects depicted in this video do not represent all the sub specialties of Forensic Nursing.
VAWnet, The National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
This 30 minute online learning tool is adapted from the Applied Research Paper, Marital Rape: New research and directions by Raquel Kennedy Bergen. Participants will learn the definition, risk factors, and effects of marital rape and will be able to identify potential intervention strategies.
Chitra Raghavan discusses the topic of sexual coercion, helping to define sexual violence within intimate relationships. Concepts such as relationship status, negotiations for intimacy, and common features in intimate sexual aggression. These common features include manipulation, use of force, and blackmail.
Jennifer Grove for VAWnet, the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women
Jennifer Grove of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center interviews Kimberly Lonsway, Research Director for the non-profit organization End Violence Against Women International. Lonsway earned her PhD in the department of psychology at the University of Illionis-Urbana Champaign. She is the lead author on the VAWnet Applied Research paper: Rape Prevention and Risk Reduction: Review of the Research Literature for Practitioners.
The presenter of the webinar shares services that are available to students on a college campus, unique reporting options, challenges and issues pertinent to college students and those advocating for them, and how a local sexual assault program has developed an ongoing relationship with a university in the area.
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