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Opportunity to address the systemic causes of violence against women welcomed

The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses welcomes the newly elected Liberal government’s commitment to increase investments in Canada’s network of shelters and transition houses, as part of their investment in social infrastructure. The quick reinstatement of the shelter enhancement program would provide a good start. Our annual survey of shelters reported that on one day last spring, 302 women and 221 children had to be turned away from shelters due to lack of space. We also welcome the recognition that ending violence against women will require systemic change. The commitment to a national inquiry on missing and murdered Indigenous women and to the development and implementation of...
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