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Annual Women’s Memorial March honouring missing and murdered women

“The consequence of doing nothing is to allow more women’s lives to be lost, more families to suffer and more injustices to occur.” — James Clancy, NUPGE National President. Ottawa (11 Feb. 2015) — What started in 1991 on February 14, as a day of remembrance and solidarity following the death of a Coast Salish woman in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 2015561 Views

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Government of Canada funds enhancements to victim services in British Columbia

February 11, 2015 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Department of Justice Canada Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced funding of $1,168,788 for the enhancement of victim services to the Victim Services and Crime Prevention Division of the British Columbia Ministry of Justice. Minister MacKay was joined by Minister of National Revenue Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay and […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2015626 Views

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First Nations Leaders Champion “Our Own Inquiry” for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Political leaders from First Nations across Ontario have joined together to begin their own inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women at a three-day gathering in Thunder Bay this week. The gathering will bring together 15 First Nations families who have experienced a loss with leaders from First Nations communities and political organizations. Families will […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 2015522 Views

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Annual Memorial March for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

Event Details: We will gather at the Bulman Centre at 1:30pm for opening prayer, welcoming, and honour song. The Bulman Centre is located at the University of Winnipeg, on the Northwest Corner of Spence St at Ellice Ave. ( Please follow the signage) The March will commence at approximately 2:00 pm with drumming and speakers […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2015655 Views

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Justice Wellness Centre helps Community Wellness Court earn favourable evaluation

February 9, 2015 WHITEHORSE—A recent evaluation of Yukon’s Community Wellness Court has confirmed that it is meeting its primary objectives. The therapeutic court, which targets offenders with addictions, mental health problems and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), has been appraised as successful by reducing incidents of reoffending and increasing public safety. The 2014 evaluation report […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2015740 Views

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Memorial for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

February 8, 2015 On February 14th, communities across Canada will hold Women’s Memorial Marches to remember Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The Canadian Labour Congress has already called for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and reiterates its demand for justice. The very first march happened in 1991 out […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2015588 Views

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Memorial for Missing and Murdered Women – February 14

Toronto – February 6, 2015 – February 14th Annual Memorial Marches will take place across Canada on Valentine’s Day. These marches were first held by grassroots movements and committed citizens following the death of a local indigenous woman in 1991 in Vancouver’s downtown Eastside. Since then, February 14th Memorial Marches have been held yearly across […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2015558 Views

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Government of Canada Supports Lord Selkirk School Division START Program to Serve Justice-Involved Youth

Funding to help youth involved in the criminal justice system who have cognitive impairments or mental health issues February 9, 2015 – Selkirk, MB – Department of Justice Canada Today, James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, on behalf of Justice Minister Peter MacKay, announced $60,000 in funding to the Lord Selkirk School Division to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2015474 Views

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Government of Canada Supports a School-Run Rehabilitation and Reintegration Program for Young Offenders in a Northern Community

Funding for Deh Gàh School to deliver Fort Providence Youth Wellness Program February 9, 2015 – Yellowknife, NT – Department of Justice Canada Today, Ryan Leef, Member of Parliament for Yukon, on behalf of Justice Minister Peter MacKay, announced $460,000 in funding to the Deh Gàh Elementary and Secondary School in Fort Providence, to support […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 2015576 Views

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Moose Hide Campaign Annual Gathering of Men

Standing Together to End Violence Towards Aboriginal Women and Children VICTORIA, BC–(February 06, 2015) – Esquimalt and Songhees Territory – On February 12, 2015 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal men will meet for the fourth consecutive year in Victoria, BC to stand together to end violence towards Aboriginal women and children. The Moose Hide campaign’s Annual “Gathering of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 9, 20151015 Views

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Continued imprisonment of Leonard Peltier is a fundamental denial of justice

February 6, 2015 The worldwide movement of Amnesty International stands behind the growing calls for the immediate release of Native American activist Leonard Peltier. As of this month, Leonard Peltier has spent 39 years behind bars. Peltier was convicted in connection with the 1975 murder of two FBI agents, Jack Coler and Ronald Williams, who […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 2015589 Views

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Women’s Annual Memorial Marches – February 14, 2015

A call to end violence against women February 5, 2015 — February 14 is a day during which many women will be celebrated with love and respect. It is also a day, like so many other days, when millions of women, especially Indigenous women, will face physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence. Each year, Canada […]

by aanationtalk on February 5, 2015536 Views

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Vigil for Leonard Peltier takes place amid growing calls for clemency

Calls for clemency for Leonard Peltier are coming from Canada and the United States, and from around the world. Toronto (04 Feb. 2015) — On February 6, the 22nd Annual Traditional Prayer Vigil and Feast Calling for the Freedom of Leonard Peltier is taking place at Toronto’s COUNCIL FIRE Native Cultural Centre (click here for […]

by aanationtalk on February 4, 2015503 Views

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Open Letter: Coalition supports family seeking justice for the murder of Stephanie Lane by Robert Pickton and calls for investigation into RCMP and Coroner “oversight” of her partial skeletal remains

January 30, 2015 Honourable Suzanne Anton Minister of Justice and Attorney General PO Box 9044 STN PROV GOVT Victoria, BC, V8W 9E2 Via facsimile: 250-387-6411 January 30, 2015 Dear Attorney General: OPEN LETTER: Coalition supports family seeking justice for the murder of Stephanie Lane by Robert Pickton and calls for investigation into RCMP and Coroner […]

by aanationtalk on January 30, 2015746 Views

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BC Coroners Service announces revised plans for inquests into mill-explosion deaths

January 27, 2015 VICTORIA – The BC Coroners Service has announced revisions to its plans for inquests into the deaths of four workers who died in two sawmill explosions in 2012. Chief coroner Lisa Lapointe announced last August that the deaths from the two explosions would all be examined in a single inquest to begin […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 2015489 Views

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Petition to Pursue the Murder Case of Destiny Tom

We are appealing to the public for help regarding, Destiny Rae Tom, daughter of Andy and Vivian Tom and of the Wet’suewet’en people. In the early morning hours of Saturday, March 23rd, 2013, Destiny Tom’s badly beaten body was discovered on the Nadleh Indian Reservation just outside of Fort Fraser, BC. The mother of Destiny […]

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2015784 Views

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Minister Blaney announces Royal Assent of DNA-based Missing Persons Index Legislation

January 16, 2015 – Ottawa – Public Safety Canada Today, the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness announced that the Harper Government was fulfilling its Economic Action Plan 2014 commitment to create a national DNA-based Missing Persons Index and that this legislation has now received Royal Assent. In October 2014, as […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 2015939 Views

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First Nations receive funds from Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust

January 15, 2015 WHITEHORSE— The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awarded program funding to both Champagne and Aishihik First Nations (CAFN) and Carcross/Tagish First Nation (CTFN) to fund projects that support victims and preventing crime. “Activities that bring the community together for learning and sharing can be very effective defenses against crime,” Minister […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2015637 Views

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BCGEU renews call for national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women

January 14, 2015 Since 1980, 1,181 indigenous women have been murdered or gone missing in Canada, with most of the cases occurring in British Columbia. On January 12, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented a report which analyzes the cultural and political context for these cases, and offers recommendations on how governments can […]

by ahnationtalk on January 16, 2015525 Views

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Four Yukon organizations receive funding for projects that support victims of crime

January 13, 2015 WHITEHORSE—The Crime Prevention and Victim Services Trust Fund awarded $55,860 to support the innovative projects of four community organizations intended to prevent crime and support victims. “Funding has been provided to community-driven projects that are building awareness of how we can support those that may be vulnerable to crime or have been […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2015526 Views

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Murders and disappearances of Indigenous women caused by inequality, marginalization – Canada must act to prevent violence: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

OTTAWA and VANCOUVER, Jan. 12, 2015  – A groundbreaking investigation by the leading human rights body for the Americas points to Canada’s history of colonization, long‑standing inequality, and economic and social marginalization as the root causes of violence against Indigenous women. It says national co‑ordinated action is required by Canadian governments. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, which is an […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2015708 Views

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It’s time to act: National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

January 12, 2015 The Canadian Labour Congress is today reiterating its call for a National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has issued the report of its two-year study on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in British Columbia. The report clearly links the disproportionate amount of violence experienced […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2015458 Views

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Canada failing Aboriginal women and girls by not living up to legal obligations, says new report

New report reminds Canada of its legal obligation to address the ongoing violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.  Ottawa (13 Jan. 2015) —The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has released a groundbreaking report on its investigation into the murders and disappearance of Aboriginal women and girls in British Columbia. IACHR, an arm of the Organization […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2015566 Views

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Federal government provides funding for project to help youth in Newfoundland and Labrador

January 13, 2015 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Department of Justice Canada Today, Justice Minister Peter MacKay announced funding of $105,881 to the Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland (PLIAN) for a new project aimed at helping youth in the province to cope with parental divorce or separation. The project primarily aims to […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2015536 Views

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BCCLA reacts to international investigation on murdered & missing Indigenous women

January 12, 2015 VANCOUVER (Coast Salish Territories) – Today the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released the results of its investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia. The report concluded that, under international law, Canada and British Columbia have a legal duty to take action to prevent violence […]

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 2015546 Views

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Regional human rights body condemns Canada’s failure to address crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women

A report released today by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights adds further weight to calls for a comprehensive national response to violence against Indigenous women and girls, including an independent public inquiry. The 125 page report on missing and murdered Indigenous women in British Columbia was released today at Commission headquarters in Washington, DC. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2015501 Views

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Canada Stands Idle in light of Human Rights Abuses

January 12, 2015 – [Ottawa] Canada’s Indigenous woman are four times more likely to be murdered or go missing than the average Canadian woman, and yet governments at all levels continue to wait for this issue to solve itself. These human rights abuses can no longer be ignored. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights today […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2015560 Views

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IACHR Presents Report on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women in British Columbia, Canada

January 12, 2015 Washington, D.C. – The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights presents today a report on missing and murdered indigenous women in British Columbia, Canada. The report analyzes the context in which indigenous women have been murdered and gone missing over the past several years and the response by the Canadian State. It also […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 2015924 Views

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Three honoured with awards of excellence from the Department of Justice

FOR RELEASEDecember 19, 2014 WHITEHORSE—The Department of Justice held its annual awards of excellence ceremony on December 18, 2014. Departmental employees were joined in the Andrew A. Philipsen Law Centre atrium by Justice Minister Mike Nixon and Deputy Minister Tom Ullyett to recognize this year’s recipients. This year’s award winners are: victim service worker Kelly […]

by aanationtalk on January 4, 2015674 Views

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First Nations’ Rights: Justice for Children

EVENT: THU, 2015-01-15 19:00 Free public forum with Gitksan Nation member Dr. Cindy Blackstock, the Executive Director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. Canada apologized for residential schools, but education and services for children on reserves remain seriously underfunded. A complaint to Canada’s Human Rights Commission was […]

by aanationtalk on December 19, 20141103 Views

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UBCIC Repudiates Harper Government’s View and Supports National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

December 19, 2014 (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, BC) Recent media reports regarding the renewed calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women quote Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt stating “if the guys grow up believing that women have no rights, that’s how they are treated” and “It’s a question of people pulling together, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 2014666 Views

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Crime reduction and corrections safety reports released

December 18, 2014 Ministry of Justice VICTORIA – Government will act on two reports released today to further reduce B.C.’s crime rate – already at its lowest level in decades – and strengthen safety in correctional settings. New, responsive actions in the immediate term will include: Consideration of a regional, integrated community safety partnership pilot […]

by aanationtalk on December 18, 2014769 Views

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UFCW Canada helps Shoe Memorials raise awareness of gender-based violence

Toronto – December 17, 2014 – UFCW Canada activists across the country recently stepped up to raise awareness about violence against women by holding Shoe Memorials in Vancouver, Saskatoon and Toronto. The three events gathered almost one thousand pairs of women’s boots and shoes which were donated to women’s emergency shelters in the three cities. […]

by aanationtalk on December 17, 2014747 Views

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New research available for MMIW advocates

LEAF is part of a national Legal Strategy Coalition for Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC). The LSC is engaged in legal advocacy and research to urgently address the critical issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). Coalition members include representatives of the Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association, the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2014912 Views

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Call To Action On Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women And Girls: Assembly Of Manitoba Chiefs Initiates ‘Families First’ Approach To Create New Way Forward

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs is championing a new way forward to create both immediate and systemic action regarding missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). (12/08/2014) Treaty One Territory – The Families First Initiative seeks to first involve families who lost their loved ones and to ensure the families of MMIWG’s voices are […]

by aanationtalk on December 8, 20141121 Views

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Pauktuutit Responds to Canada’s Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

December 4, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) On September 15, 2014, the Honourable Kelly Leitch, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, announced the federal government’s plan to address the issue of violence against Aboriginal women in Canada. Since that time, Pauktuutit has been reviewing the elements of the action plan and seeking additional information on what […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 2014578 Views

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25 Years Later – Violence is Still Rampant in Canada

(December 5, 2014) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women and solemnly acknowledges the 25th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de Montréal and the ongoing violence against Aboriginal women and girls. “We mourn the […]

by aanationtalk on December 4, 2014717 Views

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Final MWCI report out, work continues on behalf of vulnerable women

December 4, 2014 VICTORIA – Meaningful investment, collaboration, violence-prevention work, improved policing practices and compensation to the children of the murdered and missing women are hallmarks of government action to date on over 75 per cent of the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry (MWCI) recommendations. Progress on the 56 recommendations directed to the Province is […]

by aanationtalk on December 4, 2014758 Views

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December 6: National day of Remembrance and Action to end Violence against Women

December 3, 2014 This year marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre in Montreal, where 14 women were singled out and murdered because of their gender. A CUPE member who worked at the school was one of the murdered women. Over 50 per cent of Canadian women will experience an incident of violence […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 2014620 Views

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FAFIA launches Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women on December 1

Ottawa (1 Dec. 2014) – The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), in collaboration with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), is officially launching their Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women today.  The campaign will raise public understanding across Canada about the crisis of murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls. FAFIA […]

by aanationtalk on December 1, 2014595 Views

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NAN Urges Sioux Lookout Council to Reconsider Position on National Inquiry

November 27, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler is urging Sioux Lookout municipal council to reconsider its position after defeating a motion calling for a national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women. “We are very disappointed that council is not supporting the growing call for a national inquiry […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2014717 Views

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Ken Neumann Statement on 25th Anniversary of December 6

November 27 2014 This is the 25th anniversary of the Montreal massacre, and we have many reasons to pause and reflect. In 1989, a man murdered 14 young female engineering students at the École Polytechnique, just for daring to believe that they could break out of gender stereotypes. Violence is still too present in the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 28, 2014790 Views

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Watch video of “Followed”: Dr. Cindy Blackstock on her experience of government breaching her privacy.

November 26, 2014 http://new.livestream.com/ualberta/foe-followed-11-25-14 Followed: a lecture by Dr. Cindy Blackstock, with panelists Jill Clayton & Mary Marshall   NT4

by aanationtalk on November 27, 2014574 Views

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OFIFC Launches Public Awareness Campaign on Ending Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

November 25, 2014 Toronto, ON, November 25, 2014 –    Today at Queen’s Park, the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres (OFIFC) launched a public awareness campaign as part of a provincial strategic plan to end violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Ontario.  Honourable Tracy MacCharles, Minister of Children and Youth Services, Responsible for Women’s Issues, […]

by mmnationtalk on November 26, 2014747 Views

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Alberta men stand together against violence toward Aboriginal women

The Prentice Government and the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association pledge to take a stand against violence towards Aboriginal women through the Moose Hide Campaign. The campaign asks men and boys to wear moose hide swatches to show their support for the elimination of violence against Aboriginal women and to honour the women and girls […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 20141050 Views

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Campaign targets violence and discrimination against women and girls

November 25, 2014 Amnesty International supporters worldwide today join the 16 Days against Gender Violence campaign to challenge violence and discrimination against women and girls, including the denial of sexual and reproductive rights. The campaign, which runs from 25 November to 10 December, aims to celebrate heroes – women human rights defenders – in every […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2014586 Views

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25 Years after the Montreal Massacre, Violence against Women is #NOTokay

YWCA Canada’s new campaign calls for every day action to end violence November 25, 2014 Ottawa, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – Calling for dramatic action to end violence against women and girls, YWCA Canada, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s multi-service association, launches its annual Rose Campaign on Parliament Hill, along with the vibrant new […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2014850 Views

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25 Years after December 6, 1989 Violence against Women is #NOTokay

YWCA Canada launches Rose Campaign and #NOTokay 21 November 2014 WHAT: YWCA Canada press conference on continuing violence against women and how to address it. YWCA Canada will launch Rose Campaign 2014 and #NOTokay, a new social media campaign that asks the public call attention to things they see and hear that promote violence against women. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 20141017 Views

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KAIROS Partners are still Here! Working to End Violence against Women

November 21, 2014 On November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, women’s organizations and movements, human rights groups, grassroots organizations and governments from around the world come together to demand an end to violence against women and to look for solutions. November 25 also marks the beginning of 16 days […]

by ahnationtalk on November 24, 2014595 Views

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women – The Last Recourse: Our Own Inquiry

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 18, 2014- “With the many cases of missing persons reported at an alarming rate, a national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is now, more than necessary. The federal government has chosen to stand in the way of an inquiry and prefers to keep its head in the sand” declared Ghislain Picard, Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2014984 Views

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