The Potential of Government Intervention in Violence Against Women: Lessons from Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Susan M Manning Mount Saint Vincent University
Keywords: Gender Violence, Government, Policy

Abstract

Abstract
While an increasingly neoliberal and neoconservative state has created challenges for Canadian feminists, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Purple Ribbon Campaign, launched in 2009, illustrates how feminist analyses of gender-based violence can be incorporated into a government-sponsored anti-violence campaign. This article examines the successes and limitations of the Purple Ribbon Campaign’s anti-violence analyses.

Résumé
Alors qu’une situation de plus en plus néolibérale et néoconservatrice pose des défis aux féministes canadiens, la campagne du ruban violet à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, lancée en 2009, illustre la façon dont les analyses féministes de la violence à caractère sexiste peuvent être intégrées dans une campagne antiviolence appuyée par le gouvernement. Cet article examine les succès et les limites des analyses antiviolence de la campagne du ruban violet.

Author Biography

Susan M Manning, Mount Saint Vincent University
Susan Manning is a graduate student in the Joint Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies program at Mount Saint Vincent University

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Published
2015-09-30