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.
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.
2018 Capacity Building Mini-grants
Produced by OCADSV
- WHITE PAPER – Prevention Through Liberation: Theory and Practice of Anti-Oppression as Primary Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence
- Organizational Racial Justice Practices
- Advancing Gender-inclusive Services
Prevention Through Liberation webinars
- Introduction to Prevention Through Liberation Wednesday 4/11/2018 – 2:30pm
- Historical Trauma and Implications for Prevention Thursday 7/19/2018 – 2:00pm
- Building Community and Preventing Violence with Latinx Youth Thursday 9/6/2018 – 4:00pm
- Evaluation: Creating Change and Measuring Impact Monday 10/22/2018 – 11:00am
- Culturally-Responsive Learning and Evaluation Monday 10/29/2018 – 11:00am
To learn more about the Prevention Through Liberation project, contact Meagan Schorr, Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Coordinator at (503) 230-1951 x300.