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Start the Conversation

Learn how to raise awareness and engage your community around the issues of domestic and gender-based violence.

'Start the Conversation' teaches New Yorkers how to talk about domestic and gender-based violence in their community. It asks individuals to actively combat stereotypes and reach out to others in their community. This campaign encourages communities to talk about several key ideas:

  • The impact of “traditional” gender roles and sexism on gender-based violence
  • How to be an ally
  • Consent and bodily autonomy