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Plan Canada expert available to speak about National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Plan Canada calls on Canadians to help stop violence against women and girls in Canada and around the world TORONTO, ON, November 30, 2015 – To mark the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a day that commemorates the anniversary of the murders of 14 young women at l’École Polytechnique de […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 2015535 Views

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Statement on Minister Bennett’s visit to the Walking With Our Sisters Travelling Exhibit in Akwesasne

AKWESASNE, ONTARIO (November 25, 2015) – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs issued the following statement today on the occasion of her visit to the Walking With Our Sisters travelling exhibit: “I am humbled to be here today to honour the lives of far too many women and girls taken from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2015367 Views

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Kairos: A renewed commitment to end violence against women

Today women in Canada and the global South are calling for an end to the daily violence against women everywhere, in all its forms. November 25, the International Day to End Violence Against Women, marks the beginning of 16 days to end violence against women, concluding on December 10, International Human Rights Day. To highlight […]

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2015375 Views

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Open letter on Free, prior and informed consent

November 24, 2015 Dear Prime Minister, Our organizations welcome your public commitment to a renewed relationship between the federal government and Indigenous Peoples in Canada based on the rights guaranteed in Canada’s Constitution and enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We hope that this vision of cooperation and partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015508 Views

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Homicide in Canada, 2014

Released: 2015-11-25 Canadian police services reported 516 homicides in 2014, 4 more than in the previous year. The homicide rate, however, was stable in 2014 (1.45 per 100,000 population), making 2013 and 2014 the years with the lowest homicide rates since 1966. Almost a quarter (23%) of those 516 homicide victims were reported by police as Aboriginal, a group that accounted for just 5% of the Canadian population. In 2014, five provinces reported fewer homicides […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015419 Views

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Statement by the Prime Minister on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2015 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, I join Canadians – and people around the world – in recognizing the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “Violence against women is a violation of the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015478 Views

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Premier’s Statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

November 25, 2015 Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne issued this statement today on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Every day around the world, thousands of women and girls suffer physical and sexual violence. This is a pervasive issue that is found in every country, in every culture and in every economic […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015663 Views

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Almas Jiwani Foundation Takes the Pledge to End Violence Against Women and Girls-Will You?

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Nov. 24, 2015) – Editors Note: There is one photo associated with this press release. Canadians are standing up to violence against women and girls through Status of Women Canada’s #EndViolence campaign, which urges both men and women to join the movement to end gender violence by taking an online pledge at women.gc.ca. Almas […]

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015420 Views

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Statement – National Child Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO (November 20, 2015) – The Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, today released the following statement on the occasion of National Child Day: “Today, on National Child Day, I would like to acknowledge and celebrate Indigenous children and youth across Canada. Representing the youngest and fastest growing segment of our […]

by pmnationtalk on November 23, 2015462 Views

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Media Statement about National Child Day

On National Child Day (November 20, 2015), the members of the Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) repeat their call to the federal government and provincial and territorial governments to come together and address the dire situation of Indigenous child welfare in Canada. As independent Child Advocates from nine provinces and two territories […]

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2015512 Views

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