White Ribbon Canada has released a framework for the evaluation of efforts to engage men and boys in ending gender-based violence.
In October 2013, White Ribbon began coordinating a National Community of Practice comprising of organizations with projects funded by Status of Women Canada’s “Working Together: Engaging Communities to End Violence Against Women and Girls.” Together we are building a National Community of Practice focused on sharing lessons learned, challenges and enabling factors in engaging men and boys for gender-based violence prevention.
The following organizations contributed to the development of the national evaluation framework: Alberta Council for Women’s Shelters (ACWS), Broadway Neighbourhood Centre, Centre d’accueil et d’accompagnement francophone des immigrants du Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick (CAFI), Changing Ways, Chrysalis House Association, Les EssentiElles, Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada, and Students Commission of Canada.
The evaluation framework will provide guidance for organizations seeking to clarify intended impacts and outcomes resulting from gender-based violence prevention programming. The framework offers sample indicators across four levels of change and eight outcome areas, which can inform male engagement programming to respond and prevent violence against women and girls.
For more information please contact Kate Bojin, Project Manager, White Ribbon , kbojin [at] whiteribbon.ca
Find the evaluation framework here: http://whiteribbon.ca/pdfs/NEF_CoP.pdf