Authors: Wells, Lana; Claussen, Caroline; Aubrey, Danielle; Ofrim, Jenny
The Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services (AASAS) and Shift: The Project to End Domestic Violence acknowledge that domestic violence and sexual violence are interconnected. They have joined together to facilitate a discussion about primary prevention of sexual violence, and to support the development of a sexual violence and sexual health action plan for Alberta.
This report has several objectives:
- To understand the scope of sexual violence both internationally, nationally and locally, as well as the factors that both prevent and contribute to sexual violence;
- To identify theories and paradigms that are currently being used to understand sexual violence, as well as approaches and models used to develop sexual violence primary prevention strategies in other jurisdictions;
- To present the best available research evidence in the area of sexual violence primary prevention that makes sense in the Alberta context.