November 21, 2018

Hopeful to Hear More Indigenous Women’s Voices

The last scheduled meeting of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s study of VAW shelters/transition houses took place on Monday, November 19. It was split into two one-hour slots: the first saw witness presentations from Eva Kratochvil, Survivor and Frontline Worker, Hiatus House; Anita Olsen Harper, Research Consultant, National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence; and Dawn Clark, Acting Executive Director of Haven Society. The second hour was given to a presentation by Yvan Clermont (Director) and Kathy AuCoin (Assistant Director) from the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics. Eva and Dawn both spoke from the frontline service perspective, with Eva also bringing a survivor’s perspective. Eva stressed the importance...
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