With care and humility, we work with international organizations to mobilize communities toward change. Whether addressing the transmission of HIV among girls in rural South Africa or introducing bystander intervention concepts to address domestic violence in communities in Taiwan, we partner to build and adapt new models and new tools for local communities to leverage, no matter where they are.
In South Africa, we worked to foster community engagement to help address at-risk health behaviors through education, mobilization, and shifts in community practices and norms. We partnered with Sonke Gender Justice, a gender equality and human rights organization, and focused on reducing HIV transmission in adolescent girls. Our initiatives spanned through Cape Town and Johannesburg to rural areas such as Bushbuckridge, where a high percentage of girls are diagnosed with HIV before they turn eighteen.
In Taiwan, we initially collaborated with Taipei Women’s Rescue Foundation (TWRF) on an international conference on gender-based violence prevention. Since then, we have been working with TWRF to translate and develop a culturally responsive Green Dot curriculum to be utilized in communities served by the Foundation.
Partnering to create a primary prevention strategy that addresses sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.
Partnering to set norms of respect, intolerance of interpersonal violence, and individual responsibility.
American Journal of Preventative Medicine
This study evaluated the Green Dot bystander intervention to reduce sexual violence and related forms of interpersonal violence in 26 high schools over 5 years and showed a significant decrease in sexual violence perpetration and also in other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration and victimization.Read more ↗
This article explores the methodology of a 5-year, CDC funded study of the Green Dot bystander program as it is implemented in high schools across Kentucky. It is the first of several articles in this special issue of the Violence Against Women journal which discusses the evaluation of Green Dot in high schools.Read more ↗
This study compared rates of violence by type among undergraduate students attending a college campus with the GreenDot bystander intervention with students at two colleges without bystander programs and explains that victimization rates were significantly lower among students attending the campus with Green Dot relative to the two other campuses.Read more ↗