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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, 2014402 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, 2014521 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, 2014746 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, 2014451 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, 2014793 Views

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Restorative Justice Week

The goal of Restorative Justice week is to foster dialogue and community engagement around restorative options for our communities. Please read further to see a full list of events taking place this week. Attached is a printable version of the events scheduled for Restorative Justice Week. Please share widely with your networks. Wednesday, November 19th, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 2014685 Views

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Progress on Women’s Rights: Missing in Action

A Shadow Report on Canada’s Implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action Author(s): A Network of NGOs, Trade Unions and Independent Experts November 4, 2014 This report reviews Canada’s implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and finds that while progress has been made in access to edu­cation, it also highlights […]

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No More: Ending Sex Trafficking in Canada

NO MORE: Ending Sex Trafficking in Canada–read the report of the National Task Force on Sex Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada. NT4

by aanationtalk on November 5, 2014809 Views

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2014 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards Presented

November 3, 2014 – Six individuals and groups were recognized this evening during the 2014 Mayor’s Community Safety Awards ceremony for their work to make Thunder Bay a safer community. “I wish to offer my sincerest congratulations and thanks to each of this year’s recipients,” said Mayor Keith Hobbs. “Each of you is doing tremendous […]

by aanationtalk on November 4, 2014502 Views

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Media Advisory – Invitation: Truth and Reconcilitation Commission (TRC) and Egale Canada Human Rights Trust to hear from LGBTQ and Two Spirit Aboriginal People impacted by residential schools

TORONTO, Nov. 3, 2014 – WHO: Justice Murray Sinclair,   Chief Commissioner, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada       Helen Kennedy   Executive Director, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust       Todd Ross, MC     WHAT: Truth and Reconciliation Commission private reception     WHERE: Native Canadian Centre   16 Spadina […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2014765 Views

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Know the signs: help prevent violence against B.C. women

November 3, 2014 VICTORIA – Nearly seven in 10 Canadians have known a woman who has experienced physical or sexual abuse. As part of Crime Prevention Week (Nov. 1-7), the Province wants to help ensure British Columbians know the signs of violence against women and how they can help. Violence against women happens in all […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2014570 Views

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Stolen Sisters Film Showing and Panel Discussion

Come and join us for a showing of the film “Stolen Sisters”, followed by a panel discussion.  The one-hour TV documentary was produced by Canada’s Fahrenheit Films. This event is a collaboration among Cinema Politica, St. John’s Native Friendship Centre, and St. John’s Amnesty International Action Circle. For more information on this film please visit: […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 2014494 Views

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“Feathers of Hope: Justice and Juries” Youth Forum

                “Feathers of Hope: Justice and Juries” Youth ForumNovember 17-20, 2014Best Western Nor’ Wester Hotel and Conference CentreThunder Bay, Ontario  The Feathers of Hope Team and the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth are hosting a “special edition” youth forum – Feathers of Hope: Justice […]

by ecnationtalk on October 30, 20141358 Views

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Yukoners recognized for their contributions to community safety

October 29, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Last night the Minister of Justice presented eight Yukoners with Community Safety Awards in recognition of their important role in building community safety. “Many Yukoners are working diligently to make our territory a safe and better place to live,” Minister of Justice Mike Nixon said. “The annual Community Safety Awards are a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 30, 2014546 Views

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Revised Child Abuse Protocol Protects Saskatchewan Children

October 29, 2014 Changes to the Saskatchewan Child Abuse Protocol announced today by the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Social Services will enhance the province’s co-ordinated and integrated approach to child abuse investigations, while clarifying responsibilities for protecting children.  “Every individual has a personal duty to report suspected child abuse,” Justice Minister and […]

by aanationtalk on October 29, 2014805 Views

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Harper Government follows through on commitment to establish DNA-based Missing Persons Index

October 27, 2014 – Ottawa – Public Safety Canada The Government of Canada has taken action to fulfill an Economic Action Plan 2014 commitment by introducing legislation that will enable the creation of a DNA-based Missing Persons Index (MPI). The MPI will be one of five new indices created in the RCMP’s National DNA Data […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 2014389 Views

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Violence Prevention Week Proclaimed in Saskatchewan

October 27, 2014 Justice Minister and Attorney General Gordon Wyant is proud to proclaim October 27 to 31 as the first Violence Prevention Week in Saskatchewan. This week provides an opportunity to focus on public awareness and prevention among government, community partners and individuals on improving the response to violence and reducing the harm it […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2014599 Views

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NAFC Welcomes Commitment to Action on Community-Based Solutions for Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

[September 15, 2014 – Ottawa] Today, the Government of Canada launched an Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls in response to the Report of the Special Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women. The Government’s Action Plan approaches this important issue through three pillars of: preventing violence, supporting […]

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2014572 Views

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B.C. redresses wrongful hangings of Tsilhqot’in war chiefs

October 23, 2014 VICTORIA – This morning, Premier Christy Clark made a statement in the British Columbia legislative assembly apologizing for the wrongful hanging of six Tsilhqot’in war chiefs in 1864 and 1865, and stating the Province’s will to exonerate the chiefs to the extent of its ability. Five chiefs were imprisoned, tried and executed […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2014659 Views

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UFCW Canada joins Take Back the Night for Aboriginal Women

Montreal – October 23, 2014 – UFCW Canada activists recently joined with hundreds of members of indigenous organizations, community groups and the labour movement for Take Back the Night for Aboriginal Women held at Émilie-Gamelin Park in Montreal. Participants gathered at dusk on October 4, for a candlelit vigil to remember and commemorate Aboriginal women […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2014499 Views

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Missing Children Society of Canada Executive Director Invited to the European Parliament

Oct 23, 2014 We’ve gone global! The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) is shared its voice and expertise at an invite-only conference held last week at the European Parliament on the topic of ‘Child Alerting in the European Union (EU): Saving The Lives of Endangered Missing Children’. MCSC’s Executive Director, Amanda Pick, received a […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 2014573 Views

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Justice minister represents Yukon in national meetings on justice and public safety

October 23, 2014 WHITEHORSE—Yukon’s Minister of Justice Mike Nixon joined with federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) counterparts in Banff last week to discuss important issues facing Canadians. “Yukon continues to lead discussions on improving access to justice for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in the corrections system,” Minister of Justice Mike Nixon said. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 23, 2014514 Views

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Solidarity with First Nations Child and Family Caring Society

October 20, 2014 KAIROS gathered together Indigenous leaders, church representatives, educators and civil society representatives on October 19 in a show of solidarity with Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, on the eve of final arguments to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in the First Nations Child […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2014753 Views

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NAN Supports Landmark Human Rights Case

October 20, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Harvey Yesno joined First Nation leaders, children and First Nation citizens from across Ontario and Canada for closing arguments at a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in a landmark First Nations child welfare case. “This case marks the first full public hearing to determine if […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014560 Views

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NWAC launches their report – Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking of Aboriginal Women and Girls: Literature Review and Key Informant Interviews

(October 15, 2014) (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada’s (NWAC) has just released their comprehensive report on the trafficking of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada for sexual exploitation. The report is part of several reports that were funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation, along with their National Task Force Report. To […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014769 Views

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Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers Conclude Productive Meeting on Justice and Public Safety issues Facing Canadians

BANFF, October 17, 2014 — Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for Justice and Public Safety today concluded a two-day meeting to discuss and exchange ideas on key justice and public safety issues of importance to Canadians. The meeting was co-chaired by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Peter MacKay, P.C., […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014424 Views

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Federal Government Renews Funding for Legal Education Projects

Program will continue to provide French-language legal educational tools October 18, 2014 – Saint-Boniface, MB – Department of Justice Canada Today, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced renewed funding to the Continuing Education Division of the Université de Saint-Boniface under the Access to Justice in Both Official Languages […]

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 2014347 Views

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Closing Arguments in the First Nations Child Welfare Case #Witness4FirstNationsKids

20 October 2014 to 24 October 2014 Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Federal Government. Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Caring Society. Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Read the closing submissions (factum) from Amnesty International.   Read the closing submissions (factum) from the Assembly of First Nations.  Read the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014618 Views

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Equal Services for First Nations Kids: Human Rights Tribunal to Hear Closing Remarks After 7 Years

OCTOBER 17, 2014 (LONDON, ON)Seven years ago, two organizations representing First Nations in Canada launched a human rights discrimination complaint against the federal government arguing flawed and inequitable services for First Nations children. During the week of October 20-24, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal will finally hear the closing arguments for this case. The original […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014506 Views

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What women want (2014 CEDAW Report Card)

October 17, 2014 What women want (2014 CEDAW Report Card) What do women want? (Hint: it’s not shoes.) Find out here. Read how BC is measuring up on international legal standards of women’s equality set out in the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in our newly published […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014421 Views

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Harper Government helps Kamloops in fight against crime

Federally funded crime prevention project will target Aboriginal children and youth October 16, 2014  Today, Cathy McLeod, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, on behalf of the Honourable Steven Blaney, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced $2.8 million in federal funding over five years for Project Venture Kamloops, a crime prevention project that will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014501 Views

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Western Ministers’ Press Release – Western Ministers Discuss Key Justice and Policing Issues

October 15, 2014 Alberta hosts western ministers responsible for justice and public safety Ministers responsible for justice and public safety from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba met in Banff today for discussions about a broad range of issues that included organized crime and access to justice. “In the spirit of collaboration, I thank my […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 2014463 Views

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Help us bring our Aboriginal women and girls home

October 12, 2014 BC RCMP is supporting a National social media campaign between the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and various police partners to help solve outstanding cases of missing Aboriginal women. The week-long campaign which runs from October 3rd to 12th highlights 10 specific cases from different parts of the country, currently featured on the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2014455 Views

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Manitoba Government Leads Call for Federal Government to Restore Funding for Public Safety

October 15, 2014 Federal Cuts, Inaction Threaten Cost-effective, Common-sense Strategies on Public Safety: Minister Swan BANFF, Alta.—The Manitoba government urged the federal government to restore its share of funding for the justice system to maintain law and order, and protect residents of this province, Justice Minister Andrew Swan said here today. “Manitobans deserve a fully […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 2014460 Views

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Nearly one in four adolescent girls experience violence

Alarming levels of acceptance of violence against girls TORONTO, October 10, 2014 – Ahead of the International Day of the Girl Child, UNICEF is issuing a new compilation of data revealing the magnitude of violence against adolescent girls and the alarming attitudes that perpetuate such abuse. The compilation incorporates a selection of global data released […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2014484 Views

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Week Without Violence: YWCA Canada invites Canadians to join an international campaign to end gender based violence

TORONTO, ON, Oct. 13, 2014 – “There are no excuses for violence against women and there are no excuses for tolerating it.” This is the rallying cry of this year’s Week Without Violence during the 19th annual Week Without Violence™ campaign taking place October 13th through 19th.  This year YWCA Canada joins the World YWCA […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 2014551 Views

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“The Ungaluk Program makes changes on Crime Prevention formula”

Kuujjuaq, October 7, 2014 …The Ungaluk Funding Program, administered jointly by the Makivik Corporation and the Kativik Regional Government has announced new guidelines and criteria for the operation of the fund. The new rules and regulations have been implemented to make it clearer for people who wish to access the funds, to make certain that […]

by aanationtalk on October 7, 2014688 Views

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The RCMP Seeks Your Help to Bring Our Aboriginal Women and Girls Home

Ottawa, October 3, 2014 – Today, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), in collaboration with various police partners, launched a social media campaign as part of its efforts to help solve outstanding cases of missing Aboriginal women. The campaign will highlight specific cases of missing Aboriginal women and girls across Canada featured on the Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2014561 Views

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Sisters in Spirit: ONWA Honours Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

October 3, 2014 Violence against Aboriginal women in Canada has become a tragic epidemic that can no longer beignored, with a shocking 1,181 recorded cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls inthe past 3 decades alone. Today, (October 3rd, 2014), the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA)is hosting a Sisters in Spirit Vigil to […]

by ahnationtalk on October 6, 2014762 Views

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October 4th Sisters In Spirit Vigil – A Movement for Social Change

OCTOBER 1, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) will be reading this Statement on October 4th 2014 as part of the Sisters In Spirit Vigil—A Movement for Social Change:  October 4th is a day when we honour the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls and support families […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 2014680 Views

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Open Letter from Salil Shetty, Secretary-General, Amnesty International to all members of the House of Commons and the Senate

To all members of the House of Commons and the Senate, Ten years ago, Amnesty International published its major report, Stolen Sisters: Discrimination and Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada. The report built on work that Indigenous women and communities had been doing for years, documenting and speaking out for the hundreds of sisters, daughters […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014421 Views

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Orange Shirt Day Awareness Walk HONOURS LEGACY OF Residential Schools

September 30, 2014 THUNDER BAY: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler was joined by representatives of the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, municipal officials, Residential School survivors and members of the public to raise awareness of the legacy of Indian Residential Schools during today’s awareness walk on Orange Shirt Day. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014539 Views

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Statement – CACP and NWAC Announce Collaboration – Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

September 30, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) are pleased to make the following statement:  The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP) and Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) met today resulting in a very constructive and cordial meeting. Both […]

by ahnationtalk on October 1, 2014816 Views

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Sisters In Spirit – REDress PROJECT

September 30, 2014 The REDress Project is the brain child of Jaime Black, Métis Artist, Mom and social activist from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Jaime created the REDress Project to commemorate and honor the over 1,000 missing and/or murdered Aboriginal women and young girls in Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/8thfire/2011/12/reddress-project.html Sisters in Spirit, is a National Vigil that takes place […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 20141120 Views

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Ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls must be a priority for Canadians in election year

September 29, 2014 OTTAWA – With federal political parties preparing for an election year, Amnesty International and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) are calling on Canadians to help make ending violence against Aboriginal women and girls a priority for all politicians. Our organizations will be working with women’s organizations and other allies across […]

by ahnationtalk on September 29, 2014473 Views

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CLC Urges Union Members to Support October 4th Vigils For Missing Aboriginal Women

September 25, 2014 CLC President Hassan Yussuf has issued an urgent appeal to union members and working people across Canada to support and participate in vigils for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Sisters In Spirit (SIS), scheduled for October 4, 2014: Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Sisters In Spirit (SIS) Vigils, October 4, […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 2014525 Views

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Orange Shirt Day: Indian Residential School Awareness Walk

We wear an orange shirt and walk to honour the children who survived the Indian Residential School system and to remember those who never made it home. Tuesday September 30, 2014 11:30 a.m. – Gather at City Hall12 p.m. – Walk to former site of St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School (corner of Arthur and Franklin […]

by ahnationtalk on September 24, 2014635 Views

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NWAC Continues to call for a National Public Inquiry and a Comprehensive Plan of Action to Address Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls

September 17, 2014 (Ottawa, ON) – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is pleased that the Government of Canada is regarding violence against Aboriginal women and girls as a priority and that the high rates of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls is an unacceptable situation that must end. NWAC is somewhat pleased […]

by ahnationtalk on September 18, 2014347 Views

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Latest federal “action plan” on violence against Indigenous women short on “action”

September 16, 2014 Given the scale of the violence, the federal government’s response is piecemeal and inadequate. Recognition of the importance of supporting the families of missing and murdered women is welcomed. The federal plan fails to address the need for an independent National Public Inquiry. More is needed to tackle economic marginalization of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2014505 Views

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IPHRC Researcher Caroline Tait Op-Ed: Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women

One of our researchers, Dr. Caroline Tait, wrote an opinion editorial about the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women. Tait also provided CBC with her perspective, calling the issue “a social-enviromental disaster.” To view the CBC story, please click here. Caroline Tait – Opinion Editorial Did we lose the Canadian that would have cured […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2014767 Views

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