Publications

Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going: Mobilizing Men and Boys to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

This report is a summary of the day-and-a-half national roundtable discussion at the Department of Justice building on “Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going: Mobilizing Men and Boys in the Prevention of Gender-Based Violence.” The roundtable brought together a diverse group of men and women who are national and local experts and leaders in their respective fields. During the roundtable, participants spent time discussing barriers and gaps to more broadly engaging men and boys; how healthier forms of masculinity can play a role in mobilizing a broad spectrum of men and boys; strategies to build the capacity to collaborate with local, state, and national stakeholders; and next steps to guide and inform a national movement to mobilize a wide spectrum of men and boys in the prevention of gender-based violence.

Not Alone: First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

This report created by the Task Force to Protect Student From Sexual Assault brings together some action steps and recommendations towards addressing sexual assault on college and university campuses.

Assessing Campus Readiness for Prevention | Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)

This publication by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) presents a new approach for assessing campus readiness for sexual violence preventions and advocacy. Written primarily by Sharon M. Wasco, PhD. with help from Liz Zadnick through PCAR, this publication discusses a new approach for helping “sexual assault preventionists leverage their expertise to support college communities’ sexual violence prevention work”.

The Evaluation of Campus-Based Gender Violence Prevention Programming: What We Know about Program Effectiveness and Implications for Practitioners

Colleges and universities have been a key venue for the development and evaluation of sexual violence prevention programming. However, there are no studies demonstrating a link between campus-based sexual assault prevention programs and a subsequent campus-wide reduction in the incidence of sexual violence (Coker, Cook-Craig, Williams, Fisher, Clear, Garcia, & Hegge, 2011; Teten Tharp, DeGue, Lang, Valle, Massetti, Holt, & Matjasko, 2011).

Nevertheless, there remain important reasons to pursue campus-based gender violence prevention programming:

  • Prevention programming can create a safer climate where victims feel more comfortable reporting, actually raising the number of recorded incidences of assault.
  • Using a decrease in the incidence of sexual assault as the only measure of success for prevention programs ignores many other short- and intermediate-term goals that are conceptually linked to a reduction in sexual assault, such as increasing students knowledge about rape and changing attitudes related to rape so that students are less likely to blame victims (Anderson & Whiston, 2005; Lonsway, Banyard, Berkowitz, Gidycz, Katz, Koss, Schewe, & Ullman, 2009).
  • Research shows that a significant number of woman experience sexual violence while in college (Fisher, Cullen, & Turner, 2000; Koss, Gidycz, & Wisniewski, 1987; Krebs, Lindquist, Warner, Fisher, & Martin, 2007; Black et. al., 2011).
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