Women’s voices being heard: Responsive lawyering

This paper reports on a public legal education and information (PLE) project that targeted immigrant women who experienced domestic violence. The research was based on a model that ensured the involvement of the women at all levels of the project’s design and delivery so as to allow them to create and define their PLE needs. This approach is said to afford opportunities for sustained and meaningful empowerment. The authors note that evaluation should consider whether a PLE initiative has increased the options that are available to participants, such as tools and resources.