December 14, 2018

Advocacy Works! Indigenous Women’s Voices Heard

Sometimes advocacy really does work! Women’s Shelters Canada has been advocating for the Standing Committee on the Status of Women to hear from more Indigenous women’s organizations, after only one such organization appeared as a witness during the nine scheduled meetings. As mentioned in our last blog, Sheila Malcolmson (NDP) brought forth a motion to the Committee to add an additional meeting specifically for Indigenous women witnesses. On Monday, December 3, the Standing Committee held that extra session on its study of VAW shelters and transition houses specifically to hear from Indigenous women’s organizations. The session was split into two one-hour slots: the first hour had witness presentations from Josie...
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