The PRISM Evaluation Resource: Feminist Critical Reflection on Anti-Violence Programs in Rural Areas

  • Elizabeth Blaney Elizabeth Blaney is the research coordinator at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, Fredericton, New Brunswick. She teaches women's studies and courses in the Family Violence Certificate Program at the University of New Brunswick.
  • Nancy Janovicek Nancy Janovicek, University of Calgary, is the author of No Place to Go: The Battered Women's Shelter Movement in Rural Canada, 1970-1989 and has been a researcher at the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence Research, Fredericton, New Brunswick and the FREDA Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children, Burnaby, British Columbia.

Abstract

This paper is based on the results of a three-year research collaboration between academics, government, and community organizations from across Atlantic Canada, out of which evolved a resource for critical feminist reflection on violence prevention policies and programs. Through the voices of activists and clients, we describe the components of the PRISM resource for program and policy makers, developed to better respond to violence against girls and women in rural communities.
Published
2012-02-23