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July 9, 2013


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Gender transformative programs: Lessons learned from HIV prevention and other health programs

Decades of research has found that challenging rigid gender norms of and inequities are a key to lowering rates of partner violence and improving life outcomes in at-risk communities. Yet this is an area where the US lags behind. As Dr. Hortensia Amaro, a leading authority on youth of color, first observed in 1995, the US tends to pursue better outcomes on issues like partner violence and HIV "in a gender vacuum." That remains largely true today. But it is slowly changing.

This presentation will cover basic language and concepts; specifics about masculinity and femininity and their impact on partner violence and reproductive health; the connection among gender, race and class; leading programs with a gender focus; and how existing programs can integrate a strong, specific focus on gender norms, even if they must maintain fidelity.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

This ninety-minute (90 min) session
will start at
11 AM Pacific Standard
(2 PM Eastern, 1 PM Central, Noon Mountain, 10 AM Alaska, 9 AM Hawai'i).

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Andrew LevackAndrew Levack




Host: David Lee, CALCASA, PreventConnect

Cost: Free



By the end of the presentation, participants will:

  1. Know the basic gender language and terminology.
  2. Be familiar with the research and programmatic base for gender transformative work.
  3. Understand the connections between gender, race and class in IPV.
  4. Be familiar with leading DV programs that have a strong gender focus.
  5. Know how to integrate a gender norms approach, if necessary without breaking fidelity.

What is a Web Conference?

A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone. PreventConnect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

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