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Crisis line urgently needed for victims of coerced sterilization: senator – paNOW

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2019111 Views

OTTAWA — An Ontario senator is calling on the federal government to fund a crisis line for victims of coerced and forced sterilization to ensure traumatized women can access assistance.

Yvonne Boyer says her office has received numerous calls and e-mails from victims seeking help.

She says she has also been approached by victims during recent travels and stresses that a help line must be operated by an outside organization to ensure individuals feel comfortable reaching out.

Last week, Indigenous Services Minister Seamus O’Regan told the Senate that forced and coerced sterilization amounts to a violation of human rights, adding it is “deeply troubling” the practice could happen in Canada.

Read More: https://panow.com/2019/05/06/crisis-line-urgently-needed-for-victims-of-coerced-sterilization-senator/

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