Growing Boys Into Men: Countering Traditional Masculinity Through Norms Change

Countering norms that reinforce traditional masculinity is an opportunity to prevent violence in a lasting, comprehensive way. This web conference will highlight specific strategies and efforts that seeks to change norms related to gendered violence. Different norms will be examined with regard to their historical context, distinct challenges, and opportunities for collaborative work.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010, repeated on Thursday, May 27, 2010

This ninety-minute (90 min) session will start at 11 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time on May 26, and will be repeated at 11 AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time on May 27.

Presenter: Annie Lyles, Xavier Morales and Christine Chang, Prevention Institute


  • Understand how norms create an environment in which violence is more likely to occur.
  • Provide examples of successes from people and organizations working to counter norms of traditional masculinity.
  • Identify strategies being used to effectively counter and change norms.
  • Identify potential indicators for measuring progress in norms change.

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Cost: Free
What is a Web Conference? A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone. Prevent Connect web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

Real-Time Captioning Available: Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Compatibility: The iLinc web conference software used by Prevent Connect is compatible with both Microsoft® Windows® and Apple® Macintosh® computers. Click here for detailed system requirements.