This training will examine the sociocultural context of sexual violence and victim blame. We will explore the links between objectification and sexualization of violence in the media, and how this contributes to rape myth acceptance, victim blame, and sexual assault. Participants will gain an understanding of the negative effects of blame on sexual assault survivors, and develop strategies to interrupt victim blame and promote positive cultural change surrounding sexual violence.
About the Presenters:
The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence was formed in 1980 so that concerned citizens and professionals could unite in a statewide organization to end domestic violence. In 2013, the coalition became the designated dual coalition to address both sexual and domestic violence thus becoming the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence.