"Announced on September 15, 2014, the Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls outlines concrete actions that the Government of Canada will take to: prevent Violence, support Aboriginal victims, and protect Aboriginal women and girls"(para. 1).
The Standing Committee on the Status of Women began its study of violence against Aboriginal women in April 2009 with the stated intention to gather information about the extent of such violence, programs in place to address it, the root causes, and what steps could be taken to break the cycle.
This Government of Canada report "outlines commitments to end violence against Indigenous women and girls and Two-Spirit, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Asexual (2SLGBTQQIA+) people" (para. 1).
NWA NWT is affiliated with the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC). NWA NWT is committed to being the voice of Native women in the Northwest Territories and to building relationships with all levels of government and other organizations to ensure all Native women and their families will live free from social and economic distress; to promote their sacred roles as valued and respected members in the community; and to preserve their culture, language and heritage.
The Ontario Native Women’s Association acknowledges the voices of the families of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and the leadership of our government, national Provincial Territorial Organizations and Canadian partners like Kairos and Amnesty International to address this issue and bring our women’s issues forward.
SBI is a home for generating new knowledge and understandings of how Indigenous nations and communities are impacted by gender and sexual violence, and how they may continue to work towards healing and freedom from such violence...