|Purpose: ||The goal of this 27-month project is to reduce violence against women and girls in rural Nova Scotia (particularly in the Antigonish, Gusyborough and Richmond counties). The project aims to build the capacity of young rural women (and young men), influence communities to take action against violence against women in a hyper-sexualized culture, and engage them in addressing the issues of sexual violence, cyber-violence, sexting and internet luring, etc. 45 young women will be engaged to facilitate focus groups with 300 adolescent girls and boys and coordinate participating youth in the development and delivery of violence prevention campaigns. 6 key communities will be engaged in developing comprehensive violence prevention and reduction action plans. As well, workshops will be offered and key learnings will be shared through a provincial knowledge transfer forum.