Authors: Lee, L., & Wells, L.
Date: May 2021
This research summary is part of a series of research briefs designed to inform the Alberta Primary Prevention Framework Collaborative, whose goal is to help the Government of Alberta and the IMPACT collective identify strategies and actions that are focused on primary prevention efforts to stop domestic and sexual violence before it starts.
Since 2012, Shift has been collecting and reviewing government violence prevention plans in the global north to understand trends and emerging commitments specific to primary prevention. This report summarizes the findings of 32 government plans that focused on primary prevention, gender equality, and resiliency. Recommendations from this review suggest that Alberta’s Primary Prevention Framework should prioritize community and societal risk factors, center the voices of equity-deserving populations, target men and boys to prevent violence, and draw on resiliency and wellbeing models to help reframe prevention efforts.