Protecting Aboriginal Women and Girls
Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls
The Government of Canada is taking important steps to address violence perpetrated against Aboriginal women and girls. In Economic Action Plan 2014, the Government of Canada committed to investing an additional $25 million over five years to continue efforts to reduce violence against Aboriginal women and girls. As part of delivering on this commitment, the Action Plan to Address Family Violence and Violent Crimes Against Aboriginal Women and Girls was released on September 15, 2014.
The five-year Action Plan outlines concrete actions to prevent violence, support Aboriginal victims, and protect Aboriginal women and girls from violence. Together with other federal support for shelters, family violence prevention, and increasing economic and leadership opportunities for Aboriginal women, it will result in an investment by the Government of Canada of nearly $200 million over five years, starting in 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
The Action Plan builds on the Government of Canada’s 2010-2015 investment of $25 million to improve community safety, and to enhance the justice system and law enforcement response to cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women.
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