June 27, 2019

UN Adds Pressure on Canada re National Action Plan on Violence Against Women

This morning in Geneva, Dubravka Šimonovic, United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women (VAW), presented the report on her official visit to Canada to the UN Human Rights Council. In Ottawa, WSC executive director Lise Martin and representatives from other Canadian women’s rights groups held a press conference on Parliament Hill welcoming the report’s recommendations to Canada for improving its record on violence against women prevention and response. For WSC, we are particularly heartened to see the recommendation that Canada enact a National Action Plan (NAP) on Violence Against Women, something we have been advocating for since 2015. Šimonovic was in Canada from April 13-23, 2018. During her...
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