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February 25, 2015

The Government of Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women is currently conducting a study titled: Promising Practices to Prevent Violence Against Women. The study is focused on best practices in education programs, social programs and policies in Canada that prevent violence against women. The Committee has asked academics, experts, and community leaders from across Canada to come and present their ideas to help inform the study. On February 5, 2015 Lana Wells was invited to present to the Committee on promising practices to prevent and address violence against women. The presentation outlined ten commitments...

February 7, 2015

On March 6-8, 2015, the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities (CSMM) will host the Inter-national Conference on Masculinities: Engaging Men and Boys for Gender Equality, in New York City. Lana Wells has been invited to speak, along with other scholars and experts from around the world who work to engage men and boys on issues of violence, especially men’s violence towards women, girls and other men. The conference will attract more than 500 participants over the three days, including some celebrity-level guests such as Sally Field, Gloria Steinem and Sheryl Sandberg. Lana will also...

November 30, 2014
Engaging Men And Boys

A newly released book, “Overcoming Domestic Violence: Creating a Dialogue Around Vulnerable Populations” presents diverse perspectives about the impact of domestic violence on victims and perpetrators. The book is comprised of a series of chapters written by researchers from around the world, including a chapter titled “Overcoming the Gender Dyad: Engaging Men and Boys in Domestic Violence Prevention,” authored by Lana Wells, Alina Turner and Merrill Cooper.

This chapter explores how the entrenched gender dyad of female victim and male perpetrator in domestic violence discourse influences the underlying philosophy and assumptions that guide the design of government policies,...