"As this brief makes clear, creating new cultural norms requires a deep — and often native — cultural knowledge of the communities in which we are trying to affect change," says program officer Wendy Yallowitz. "As funders and practitioners, we need to solicit ideas that reflect this knowledge."
We encourage you to review the recommendations resulting from the study, and ask you to share your thoughts on the RWJF forum and suggestions in response to the following:
- Who do you know who is doing good work to prevent violence — specifically by trying to change cultural norms?
- Who is doing work – even those that might be addressing an entirely different issue – that reflect an effective and sincere effort to work with and within communities to create and sustain affirmative cultural values?