Culture of Gendered Violence offers an exploration of the historical and cultural causes of violence against women.  We will examine how it is a logical, though completely intolerable, extension of a firmly entrenched misogynist worldview, imposed upon women, children and men over thousands of years. We will explore how this violence is used to help to maintain patriarchy, male dominance and oppressive stereotypes.

Workshop Objectives:

Learn about the historical and cultural root causes of violence against women

– Explore gender roles, sexism, patriarchy and misogyny
– Define and discuss the three components of Gender Violence

  • Sexism
  • Sexual Objectification
  • Victim Blaming

– Examine myths and cultural norms that justify violence and help maintain the status quo.
– Discuss current changes that are reducing violence against women.

This workshop fulfills a requirement for 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training

We welcome participants with special needs. Please let us know if we need to make any arrangements. Please contact Dara Snyder at daras@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7395

Pricing and Registration


For any questions regarding registration, please contact Dara Snyder at daras@ywcapdx.org or (503) 294-7395.

Date & Time

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2017
  • 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Location and Maps

Presenter and Contact Info

  • Presented by Debbie Elias (Call to Safety)
  • Contact Us
    Email: training@ywcapdx.org
    Phone: (503) 294-7395