Societal and cultural forms of oppression magnify risk factors for sexual violence, resulting in markedly higher victimization rates within historically marginalized communities. Many mainstream prevention efforts across the nation utilize valuable yet limited models that often fall short of identifying and addressing systemic oppression as a root cause of sexual violence. In an effort to close this gap, the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence’s Prevention Through Liberation project builds upon proven prevention principles while addressing sexual violence at its deepest roots by supporting culturally-specific interventions and activities. 

Grant program

The Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, in collaboration with Oregon Health Authority, has launched the Prevention Through Liberation grant project. $72,811 will be awarded to between 1-3 culturally specific sexual violence prevention projects to increase culturally specific prevention efforts in Oregon anti-violence programs. 

Prevention Through Liberation-funded programs will receive support in developing well-informed theoretical frameworks, implementing promising prevention practices, and adopting robust evaluation methods. These capacity-building activities and resources will support grantees as they continue to grow their prevention efforts into the future. The Coalition will make many of these resources available to all Coalition member programs, as part of our efforts to support the growth of sexual violence prevention programs throughout Oregon.

Funded programs

2018-2019

Coming soon!

2018 Capacity Building Mini-grants

Coming soon!

2017-2018

Resources

Produced by OCADSV

Prevention Through Liberation webinars

External

To learn more about the Prevention Through Liberation project, contact Meagan Schorr, Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Coordinator at (503) 230-1951 x300.