November 8, 2018

Where Is the Representation?

This week was scheduled to be the last week for witness statements on the study of VAW shelters and transition houses. Witnesses are listed at the end of this post. However, due to scheduling issues and a shorter eighth meeting, a final meeting is scheduled for later in November. Women’s Shelters Canada is deeply concerned by the lack of representation of the witnesses who have appeared so far. In eight meetings, there have been 49 people present giving 40 witness statements (some organizations had more than one person delivering the witness statement). Of these, only a handful have not been cis white men and women. So far, NO Indigenous women’s...
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