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Traditions, Cultural Norms Can Perpetuate Sexual Violence

May 10, 2019

One in three women and one in six men in the U.S. will experience some form of sexual violence in their lifetime. Three of four sexual assaults go unreported.


How do current societal structures perpetuate or tolerate sexual violence? What can be done to combat these problematic traditions and beliefs?

The focus of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault's upcoming conference in San Antonio is "Traditions and Transformations" when it comes to sexual violence.

How have certain traditions inhibited cultural growth from happening in the anti-sexual violence movement and the systems we work in? How do existing cultural norms factor into survivors' experiences? 

Can we change problematic societal systems while still honoring our history and traditions?



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This interview was recorded on Monday, May 13.