As a recognized leader in the field, Wells will join a panel of top researchers and experts to develop a provincial policy for the prevention of domestic violence in Nova Scotia. She hopes the framework, once completed, will serve as an example for other provinces and one day, a national strategy.
“I think what we’re trying to do in these provincial policy documents is to articulate a vision of change that people can gather around,” explains Wells in the UToday story. “So, imagine creating policies based on the change you want to see — or the dream — versus policies focused on the problem. What do we need to do to support the next generation to reduce male violence against women, to reduce violence against children and men’s violence against other men?”