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Department of Violence Prevention’s Second Town Hall on Ending Gender-Based Violence

Updated: Apr 1, 2021

The Department of Violence Prevention is hosting its second community town hall on gender-based violence. This community convening will focus on deepening our understanding of intimate partner violence and sexual assault and support the Department of Violence Prevention, grantees, and community stakeholders in accessing and building the knowledge, language, mindsets, and partnerships needed to engage in the critical work necessary to move culture change, community healing, safety, and justice.

This convening will include discussion about local prevalence and strategies, direct service provider perspectives, and community centered breakout group discussion. Register today and spread the word!

Please join us for our second virtual town hall:

Ending Gender-Based Violence in Oakland

April 8th 2021 from 10am-12:30pm

The time for creativity, commitment, and community building is now. The shelter-in-place mandate and associated familial and economic stressors coupled with reductions in the capacities of many community-based support services have heightened vulnerability to gender-based violence for women, girls, and gender-expansive people. Gender-based violence is pervasive, impacting one in three women and disproportionately affecting women and girls of color. Oakland Unite’s transition into the Department of Violence Prevention presents a unique opportunity to further the City’s commitment to the critical issues impacting women, girls, and gender-expansive people, draw important connections between street violence and gender-based violence, and partner with community stakeholders to frame strategies moving forward.

The goals of the town hall are to:

  • Raise awareness about the prevalence of gender-based violence in Oakland

  • Inform stakeholders about DVP’s current investment in gender-based violence services, gaps in current local capacities, and strategic vision for ending gender-based violence in Oakland

  • Build shared understanding about the issue of intimate partner violence, its connection to other forms of violence, and its impacts on survivors and community, and the current resources available

  • Generate commitment to including the strengths, needs, and preferences of women, girls, and gender non-conforming people into all city-wide public safety, healing and justice strategies and re-imagining work


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