Violence and Sexual Assault Against Women:
Reducing its Prevalence via an Evidence-Based Prevention Approach
On February 1, 2017 the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives hosted a briefing with nationally recognized experts on violence and sexual assault against women. Though men are also victims, violence and sexual assault against women is pervasive on cultural and historical levels, and in varied settings, from the home and workplace to the military, college campuses and sex trade businesses. Importantly, violence against women has many victims, including children, families and the larger community; a sobering fact with significant policy implications.
Our briefing speakers provided an overview of the problem and then discussed the sources of violence in particular settings and situations. Evidence-based strategies were presented that have been shown to prevent or reduce violence against women. Congressional legislators described their position on the issue and relevant past or pending legislation.
From left to right: Keeli Sorensen, Natalia Aguirre, Dr. Christopher Krebs, Dr. Rebecca Vivrette
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