November 28, 2019

Ending Violence Against Women: Canada Needs Two National Action Plans

For years, Women’s Shelters Canada, along with many other organizations, has been calling for a National Action Plan (NAP) on Violence Against Women (VAW). Canada needs a NAP on VAW to ensure that women in all areas of the country have access to comparable levels of services and protection. A NAP would ensure a shared understanding of the root causes of VAW as well as coordinated and effective efforts across the federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal levels. In the Liberal Party’s platform during the last election, they pledged: “To help protect more people and bring an end to gender-based violence, we will build on the foundation we laid with the Gender-Based...
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