Sean Fraser

Supporting gender equality by addressing barriers to employment

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Halifax—The Government of Canada is committed to the full and equal participation of all women and girls, which is essential to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. That’s why Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is making it easier for racialized newcomer women to find a job by providing the support and services they need to succeed. As part of Canada’s 16 Days …

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Addressing Family Violence in Calgary

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Projects will support those who have experienced, are experiencing, or are at-risk of experiencing violence. Calgary – Family violence and gender-based violence are serious public health issues that are strongly linked to mental health concerns and can have long-lasting consequences for survivors and for those around them. These issues touch families in all parts of Canada, and include many different …

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Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment, Abuse Against Women In Iran

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Ottawa – The undersigned Foreign Ministers for country members of the Global Partnership for Action on Gender-Based Online Harassment and Abuse call attention to the extreme violence faced by the courageous Iranian women and girls who are leading nationwide protests over the tragic death of 22-year-old Mahsa (Zhina) Amini. Since then, Iranian authorities have continued and even escalated their brutal …

Justin Trudeau

Trudeau mourns on National Day of Remembrance 

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women: “Today, on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we remember the 14 young women who were murdered and 13 others injured at the École Polytechnique de Montréal on December 6, 1989. Their lives were …

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Trudeau wants action on Int’l Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

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Ottawa – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: “Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we come together to take action to stop gender-based violence and recognize the tireless work advocacy groups and community organizations do to support survivors and their families. …

Trudeau and Marci Ien

Funding Crisis Hotlines for Gender-Based Violence in Nova Scotia

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Halifax – Crisis hotlines are a lifeline for survivors of gender-based violence and are critical support services. During the pandemic, the demand for crisis hotline services has significantly increased across Canada. Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, announced $700,000 to support crisis hotlines across Nova Scotia. Minister Ien was joined by Karla MacFarlane, Minister responsible for …

Maryam Monsef

Declaration for Canada Free of Gender-Based Violence

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Regina – Federal-Provincial-Territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for the Status of Women met virtually on January 21-22 for their 38th annual meeting and endorsed the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Ministerial Joint Declaration for a Canada free of Gender-Based Violence. This declaration reiterates the longstanding commitment of the federal, provincial and territorial governments in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV) and the advancement of gender equality …

Carolyn Bennett

Supporting Project to Prevent, Address Family Violence

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Sudbury – Family violence and gender-based violence are serious public health issues that are strongly linked to mental health concerns and can have long-lasting consequences for survivors and for those around them. These issues touch families in all parts of Canada, and include many different forms of physical, verbal and emotional abuse and neglect. The Government of Canada is committed …

David Lametti on conversion therapy

Focusing on sexual and gender based crimes

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Ottawa – David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada spoke at the Ukraine Accountability Conference World Forum Convention Centre, The Hague, Netherlands. He released the following statement:Before I begin, I wish to thank our partners: the Government of the Netherlands, the European Commission, and the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, for hosting us here today. I would also …

Marci Ien

Addressing gender-based violence

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Ottawa – 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. Further, the COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for victims seeking help and the frontline organizations that support them. Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, is launching a …