November 1, 2018

A Problem with Language

Two more meetings occurred this week for the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s study on VAW shelters and transition houses with several witnesses, listed at the end of this blog. Women’s Shelters Canada continues to be disappointed that the majority of witnesses so far have not been able to speak specifically to the system of shelters/transition houses for women fleeing violence. Monday’s meeting again demonstrated the lack of understanding and clarity around the focus of the Committee’s study. The mandate of the study uses the phrase “shelters and transition houses serving women and children affected by violence against women and intimate partner violence.” Both “shelters” and “transition houses”...
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