Challenging Violence Against Women: The Canadian Experience by Gill Hague, Liz Kelly, Audrey Mullender
There is widespread recognition among policy makers, professionals and activists in Britain that Canadian work on violence against women has been in the vanguard. However, as Canadian research can be difficult to access from the UK, many in this country are vague about the details.This report brings together 'state-of-the-art' accounts of Canadian approaches to violence against women and discusses them in the context of current UK policy.In particular, it looks at:refuges and women's services and campaigns;government responses and inter-agency approaches to challenging violence against women;law enforcement and legal reform;work with children and young people;the connection between research, activism and practice.·[vbTab]Challenging violence against women is required reading for policy makers in government, statutory and voluntary sector agencies, for activists in the women's movement against rape, sexual assault and domestic violence, and for academics in Canadian studies, women's studies, criminology and the social sciences.
Gill Hague, Domestic Violence Research Group, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, Liz Kelly, Child & Woman Abuse Studies Unit, London Metropolitan University and Audrey Mullender, School of Health and Social Studies, University of Warwick
Table of Contents
Introduction: UK and Canadian approaches to violence against women, and the activist movement
Getting together to make things happen: multi-agency and federal responses
Setting the agenda in the 1990s: the contribution of government and research to social change
Innovation and law reform in the criminal and civil justice systems