The annual international campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, begins today and runs until December 10. The dates of the campaign were specifically chosen to link violence against women and human rights — November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and December 10 is Human Rights Day. This link emphasizes that gender-based violence against women is a violation of human rights.


Starting today, activists and organizations around the world will take action toward the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls. Some of these actions will include strengthening local work while also establishing a link to international work to end gender-based violence against women and creating conversations and building relationships between organizers to develop and share effective prevention strategies.


The United Nation’s UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign will mark the next 16 days under the theme, “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands against Rape!” You can find more information about their focus on dismantling rape culture  and social media graphics here.




Image of a person's hand holding a cell phone. The text "eTAG End Tech Abuse Across Generations An overview of response tools for youth-serving adults" appears over the image. CALCASA and Break the Cycle logos are in the bottom right hand corner.




(This web conference will be held only once)

HAWAII (HST/HDT) 9 AM – 10:30 AM
PACIFIC (PST/PDT) 11 AM – 12:30 PM

Over the past 3 years, Break the Cycle and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) have worked to increase awareness, knowledge, and skills of youth-serving adults on youth experiences of tech-facilitated sexual, dating, domestic violence and stalking. This webinar will introduce our End Tech Abuse Across Generations (eTAG) technical assistance team, website, and resources available to the community. Join us to get an overview of the types of technical assistance the eTAG team can offer OVW grantees  and other youth-serving professionals, including support from our youth technical assistance team.



  • Increase awareness of technology facilitated sexual, dating, domestic violence, and stalking cases among youth
  • Identify different types of technical assistance offered by the eTAG team
  • Exchange resources and problem-solving strategies with peer professionals serving youth
  • Describe eTAG response resources and materials for youth-serving adults


PRESENTERS:  Jessica Romero, Break the Cycle and Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, CALCASA


Registration is now open for the 2019 NASPA Strategies Conferences. The 2019 NASPA Strategies Conferences will provide student affairs practitioners, and their community partners, with the knowledge and skills to effectively address collegiate alcohol and drug abuse prevention, mental health, sexual violence prevention and response, and well-being through a variety of comprehensive and integrative approaches.

In addition to robust and engaging educational sessions, highlights include plenary discussions by Angela Hattery and Earl Smith of George Mason University; Reneé Canady of the Michigan Public Health Institute; Amelia M. Arria of the University of Maryland School of Public Health; and Helen Stubbs, Senior Consultant at Gallup. The conference is also an important networking opportunity.

CALCASA’s national projectPreventConnect is a Cooperating Sponsor of the 2019 NASPA Strategies Conferences and will attend the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response conference. Will we see you there?

Regular registration ends December 12, 2018, so register today for the best rates.

RALIANCE has funded 52 projects over the last 3 years as part of their Impact Grants Programand they have just announced a fourth year of funding.

Funded projects will fall into one of three categories:

  • Improve the response to victims of sexual violenceText in black: RALIANCE Impact grant funding is now open. Submit by August 24, 2018.
  • Reduce the likelihood of perpetration of sexual violence
  • Strengthen community capacity to create safe environments

Funded projects will help build the evidence base for prevention, identify promising practices, and be replicable in other communities. Impact grants fund projects up to $50,000 over a one year period.

This is a great opportunity to receive funding for sexual violence prevention efforts and advance the work to end sexual violence in one generation. Letters of Interest are due by 11:59 pm EST on August 24, 2018. For more information, including guidelines and FAQs,

Coming soon: Learn more about what RALIANCE Impact Grantees have been doing in their communities to end sexual violence in one generation. CALCASA’s national project, PreventConnect, and RALIANCE have teamed up to record podcasts with the grantees! 

PreventConnect web conferences routinely feature the work and experiences of prevention practitioners from across the country, engaged in a variety of strategies to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

Our web conference series this year, produced with our partners at Prevention Institute, embraces the theme, From a Cycle of Violence to a Culture of Safety and Equity. Guests in this series have joined us to discuss the value of community-level prevention and to share strategies, resources, and tools to support innovative approaches to sexual and domestic violence prevention.

To continue the conversation and learning outside of PreventConnect web conferences, we are releasing web conference guest profiles that showcase the work that our guests are doing to prevent sexual and domestic violence in their communities. These profiles offer an opportunity to hear more from our guests, access resources that have been useful to them, and to take a deeper look at prevention in practice. Check back regularly as more profiles will be added soon!

Guest profiles available now:

From our web conference, From Foundations to Innovations: Applying a public health approach to prevent sexual and domestic violence

From our web conference, How to Build Organizational Capacity to Support Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

From our web conference, Toward Gender Equity: Supporting healthy masculinities for sexual and domestic violence prevention

From our web conference, Addressing Access to Alcohol and Alcohol Environments for Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention

This is an original blog post from PreventConnect

Today, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control has released a report brief highlighting National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) data from 2015.

The 2015 report brief shows the prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence. It contains similar findings to previous NISVS data sets, suggesting that the survey’s measures are reliable. Understanding the prevalence of sexual and intimate partner violence is critical to advancing prevention efforts.

Key findings from the 2015 data include:

  • Approximately 1 in 5 (21.3% or an estimated 25.5 million) women in the U.S. reported completed or attempted rape at some point in their lifetime.
  • About 1 in 14 men (7.1%  or nearly 7.9 million) in the U.S. was made to penetrate someone else (attempted or completed) at some point in their lifetime.
  • A majority of female victims (81.3%) of completed or attempted rape and the majority of male victims (70.8%) of completed or attempted rape first experienced such victimization prior to age 25.
  • Nearly 1 in 6 women (16.0%, or 19.1 million) and about 1 in 17 men (5.8% or 6.4 million) in the U.S. were victims of stalking at some point in their lifetime, during which she felt very fearful or believed that she or someone close to her would be harmed or killed.
  • About 1 in 4 women (24.4% or 29.2 million) and nearly 1 in 10 men (10.6% or 11.8 million) in the U.S. experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime and reported some form of IPV-related impact

Findings from NISVS help demonstrate that sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence are serious public health issues, and can help identify priority target populations for prevention.

PreventConnect has produced web conferences to explore previous NISVS reports in more detail. Check out recordings of those web conferences to hear from researchers and advocates discussing earlier NISVS data reports and the implications for prevention:

CDC releases 2015 data on intimate partner and sexual violence