Men at Work to End Wife Abuse in Quebec

Men at Work to End Wife Abuse in Quebec

Men at Work to End Wife Abuse in Quebec

Men at Work to End Wife Abuse in Quebecs

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Référence bibliographique [12705]

Dankwort, Juergen et Rausch, Rudolf. 2002. «Men at Work to End Wife Abuse in Quebec». Dans Violence Against Women: New Canadian Perspectives , sous la dir. de Katherine Mary Jean McKenna et Larkin, June, p. 423-440. Toronto: Inanna Publications and Education Inc.

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1. Objectifs

Intentions :
«We examine men responding to violence against women in this article by focusing on projects developed by domestic violence offender programs in Quebec.» (p. 423)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
Données documentaires diverses

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé

«In reviewing the rise of programs for abusive men, this article has detailed how the government increasingly became a key play in the role of arbiter between offender and victims’ service providers. At times, such initiatives seemed progressive, encouraging wider community participation in facilitating a more prominent place for victims and affirming the willful and criminal nature of battering.» (p. 431) «In an era of competing claims for diminishing family violence funding, Quebec’s provincial association of wife abuse offender program strategically make political use of coroner’s inquest to construct a rationale for legitimacy and funding for a greatly expanded network of men’s services. Through timely and selective repetitious lobbying, the project to develop hostels and a 24 hours hotline, as well as to encourage the attendance of psychosocial services by domestic violence offenders, took on a life of its own and materialized as a claim that may soon see the light of day. Although there is unquestionable need to enhance wife abuse interventions, especially more coordinated community projects with all key actors from law enforcement to victim’s services and offender programs, the current project and how it was promoted by ARIHV [Association des ressources intervenant auprès des hommes violents] give reason for serious concern.» (p. 425)