December 15, 2015

On November 30, 2015 Lana Wells was a presenter and panelist for the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland to support their 16 days of Activism Against Violence Against Women. Lana's presentation centred on a body of evidence that illustrates how governments can engage healthy men and boys as a violence prevention strategy. Lana spoke about her recent experience working in partnership with the Government of Alberta on the ...

November 16, 2015

The Government of Alberta recently payed tribute to a group of Albertans for their dedication to ending violence and abuse in our communities. Lana was honoured among peers at the 2015 Inspiration Awards held in Calgary on November 13th. The awards were given to both individuals and organizations who work to prevent family and sexual violence, child sexual abuse and bullying, and help those affected by it. For more information, please see the release from the Government of Alberta.

November 15, 2015

Leaders from across Alberta convened at Edmonton’s City Hall to hear Lana Wells speak about the value of informal networks, and how to support these networks to effectively respond to the needs of individuals impacted by family violence.

While formal services and supports are critical, research shows that informal networks – including friends and family – play a pivotal role in preventing domestic violence. “The fact is, interventions happen at the kitchen table, over a cup of coffee,” says Lana Wells, “and we have been essentially ignoring this as a prevention strategy.”

In 2014, Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence published an issue brief that challenges the long-...