Federal Status of Women Minister has Mandate to develop National Action Plan on VAW


Ottawa, November 16, 2015

The Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses (CNWSTH) is very much encouraged that the Minister of Status of Women has been mandated by the Prime Minister “To work with experts and advocates to develop and implement a comprehensive federal gender violence strategy and action plan, aligned with existing provincial strategies”. The development and implementation of a National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Girls (NAP on VAW) is key to clearly identifying and addressing the root causes of violence against women across Canada. The Network and its partnerslook forward to working with Minister Hajdu to make this plan a reality.

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What would a Restorative Legal System Look like for Women

Women who report incidents of relationship/sexual violence may enter a legal system that has limited options for handling their cases, and a perceived insensitivity to the impact of that trauma on their participation in the legal process. Many women describe it as a further traumatic and damaging experience. How can a “restorative approach” to our … Read more