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Our Programs

Our Programs

GVEO develops and contributes a wide range of programs and events to increase awareness about gender violence, which includes sexual and relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and more. We work to meet the needs of Duke students, faculty, and staff through our prevention efforts,  promoting a culture of consent as well as a sense of community and belonging on campus. 

In our ongoing commitment to create a community free from violence, we are always seeking new ideas and opportunities to collaborate. We deeply value the expertise and experiences of our community members as we work together to foster a community intolerant of violence. If there is a program that we can develop for your community or student organization, let us know by requesting a training! 

Core Content Areas

Participants will learn about the dynamics of gender violence, including the intersections of gender, power and violence, while also exploring and challenging cultural and societal norms that perpetuate and condone gender based violence. Participants will learn strategies to prevent gender violence at multiple levels to promote gender equity.

Participants will learn about the concept of bystander intervention, it's importance in preventing harm, and the role they can play as active bystanders. Participants will also identify common barriers to intervening and learn strategies to overcome them.

Participants will understand the concept and definition of consent, be able to differentiate between consensual and non consensual behavior, and develop communication skills to engage in affirmative consent or establishing boundaries.

Participants will be able to understand the definition of dating violence, recognize warning signs, and be able to explore the cycle of violence.

Participants will be able to understand the characteristics of a healthy and unhealthy relationship and practice communication strategies to engage in conflict resolution and problem solving.

Participants will understand the importance of healthy and dynamic relationships with colleagues, supervisors, clients, and other constituents while exploring the components of effective communication.

The messages of healthy sexuality are protective factors against gender violence. Participants will learn these messages including knowledge of bodies and boundaries, exploring comfort with one's own sexuality, and recognizing and respecting consent. We aim to have open, honest communication and positive attitudes towards sexuality. These ideas can help shape new messages and cultural norms about sexuality and gender violence. 

Participants will be able to identify a range of resources relevant to the experiences of gender violence and be able to develop skills in navigating resource systems, including understanding reporting processes and procedures. 

Specialized Programming

We recognize that prevention efforts are not a one-size-fits-all space. The Duke community is diverse and we seek to develop programming that represents the experiences and needs of those communities. We collaborate with our campus partners to develop and create programs that are integrated to the unique needs of each space.

Examples include:

Digital Dating, Stalking Red Flags, Body Autonomy, Sexual Empowerment 


We know that this work takes a community – all of us play a part in fostering a culture free from and intolerant of violence.

Regardless of your position on campus – whether a faculty member, staff member, or student, there is a place to develop trauma-informed prevention into your space. GVEO offers consultations  relative to supporting survivors, navigating disclosures and developing programming.  

You can set up a consultation by emailing us at or by requesting a program below.

Request A Program

Remember, we can come anywhere that your group gathers, whether that be in a dorm, during a group meeting, a class, or virtually. We aim to use programming space to encourage reflection, discussion, and critical thinking while challenging thoughts and behaviors that contribute to gender violence. 

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