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Government of Canada Announces Funding for Aboriginal Women's Organizing Network Society


VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 26, 2022 /CNW/ - The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls highlighted the underlying systemic causes of ongoing violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The COVID-19 pandemic also created unprecedented challenges for victims seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them.

Today, Taleeb Noormohamed, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville, announced up to $400,000 for the Aboriginal Women's Organizing Network Society on behalf of the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth.

Increasing the capacity of Indigenous women's and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations will enable these organizations to address the root causes of gender-based violence (GBV) and ensure that Indigenous women and their communities can prosper now and in the future.

This announcement builds on the endorsement of the National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence by the federal, provincial, and territorial ministers responsible for the status of women in early November. The National Action Plan includes five pillars: support for victims, survivors, and their families; prevention; a responsive justice system; implementing Indigenous-led approaches; and social infrastructure and an enabling environment. 

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"We cannot achieve true and lasting gender equality without ensuring the safety of Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ peoples. We know that frontline organizations make an impact by providing critical services to community members who need it most and we will continue to support their lifesaving work. Investing in these projects will address systemic issues and move us forward on the path to reconciliation."

The Honourable Marci Ien, P.C., M.P., Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

"The incredibly high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people are shocking. Frontline organizations, advocates, and volunteers are the heart of systemic change, and supporting their life-saving work remains a priority. The funding announced today will help organizations bolster their capacity to provide GBV prevention programming aimed at addressing the root causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people."

Taleeb Noormohamed, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Granville

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