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Gender-based Violence Prevention

About our prevention work

WISE is an advocate against all forms of violence against women, including intimate partner violence, dating violence, and domestic violence. While we do not provide direct services to victims, we are dedicated to sharing the knowledge and tools to bring awareness to violence against women and to prevent it from being replicated across generations.


WISE works with immigrant and refugee women and girls in our Healthy Relationships program to learn how to identify unhealthy relationships and how to utilize safe strategies to intervene when you see dating violence and sexual assault. We believe that by educating our young people on prevention and awareness strategies, we can take a substantial step towards putting an end to violence against women. Prevention strategies include:

  • Education on gender norms, gender roles and societal impacts

  • Adopting and practicing bystander intervention methods

  • Identifying signs of an unhealthy relationship

  • Creating and sharing multi-lingual resources (i.e. programs, learning tools, events, etc.)

Tools & Workshops

Train the Trainer:
Healthy Relationships Toolkit

Available in four languages, our toolkit helps educators and advocates navigate conversations with youth on setting healthy boundaries with people around them.

Green Dot Active Bystander Intervention Training

Register for an ABT training or download our prevention materials in English, Hmong, Thai, Karen or Oromo.

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Domestic Violence 101:
Introduction to DV and advocacy strategies

Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Resources

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Violence Free Minnesota

WISE is a member of Violence Free Minnesota: the coalition to end relationship abuse.

We Remember is a memorial to Minnesota’s victims of intimate partner homicide. Each of these victims is someone’s child, parent, sibling, family member, intimate partner, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. 

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