A free online training curriculum for rape crisis programs, domestic violence organizations, and allied organizations in understanding and cultivating anti-oppression frameworks and practices within their organizations. This training curriculum was developed by the Anti-Oppression Committee, and includes 8 online modules, with accompanying assessments, workbooks and completion certificate. We recognize that this certificate does not signal or identify individuals who are actively anti-oppressive, as this requires ongoing work and action. Instead, the certificate is one accountability step towards fostering more diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces among partnering organizations working towards this goal together in Ohio.
Training includes English Captions.
If you need assistance navigating the online training, or need your training link resent to you to complete the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online Training Modules featuring ASL Interpreters and English Captions coming soon.
OAESV is proud to convene the statewide Anti-Oppression Committee (AOC), formed in 2014 and comprised of OAESV staff, rape crisis center staff, and allied professionals from across Ohio.
The Statewide Anti-Oppression Committee advocates for leaders and people of color in anti-violence work through actively addressing individual and institutional oppression. To learn more, visit the AOC webpage HERE.
People deserve a voice. In this movement, the people most affected by inequity are often excluded from the very decision-making that determines their ability to make change. Oppression occurs when economic, political, legal, and social systems increase the power of one group at the expense of another. Forms of oppression can include unfair treatment based upon: ability, age, country of origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, immigration status, physical abilities, mental health, race, religion, sexual orientation, and/or socioeconomic class. The AOC believes that oppressed people must be at the forefront of the movement to actualize security for all. To achieve this vision, together, we will identify and dismantle systems of oppression that disempower people and weaken our ability to individually and collectively drive change. Dismantling systems of oppression is work that the AOC cannot and should not do alone. It requires the involvement of institutions, organizations, and individuals from all communities. Daily commitment to anti-oppression practices is a responsibility we all bear.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers:
Question: How long does this training take?
Answer: This online training includes includes 8 online modules, with accompanying assessments and activities that are expected to take around 10 hours total.
Question: How long do I have to complete this Online Training?
Answer: Participants have 30 days after registering to complete the training. Participants can save progress and complete over a period of time and separate sessions as needed.
Question: Is there a Certificate for completing this online training?
Answer: Yes, participants who complete the online training will receive a participation certificate. Please note, the participation certificate does not signal or identify participants as anti-oppressive, as this requires ongoing work and action. Instead, the certificate is one step towards anti-oppression practices.
Question: Who can I contact about accessibility requests?
Answer: Please email email@example.com, call or text 216-407-3978 to request accessibility requests
Question: Can I share this online training registration link with additional organizations?
Answer: We encourage you to share this webpage and training with your colleagues and organizational partners. If you would like for your entire organization to take this training, please connect with us. We would be happy to follow-up with a catered invitation and helpful instructions for your entire organization to learn about and invest in this training.
If you have additional questions, or support requests please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to end sexual violence, all systems of oppression must be eliminated because they are all interconnected. I feel I had a basic understanding of this concept, but this module really put it into perspective for me just how much sexual violence is a tool of oppression and an imbalance in power structures.
This publication was supported in part by 2020-SVAA-133190228. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.