Women's Program Funding in Action
Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society
Together for Justice on Language, Violence and Responsibility
A recently finished project in Yukon is improving essential services to Aboriginal and northern women facing interpersonal violence. By working with law enforcement officials and service providers, the project enhanced support to women transitioning to violence-free lives. Participants developed community tools, orientation documents for the RCMP and action plans for improving social service delivery and policing to women in Yukon communities. The Together for Justice Safety Protocol, signed by Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society and the RCMP on International Women’s Day 2013, continues to foster closer connections and deeper understanding between police and other service providers and Aboriginal and northern women.
“Thanks to this groundbreaking project, prospects for Yukon women and girls caught in situations of violence are getting better. Along with the Yukon Women’s Coalition, Aboriginal women worked with RCMP and justice officials to improve police responses to interpersonal violence.”
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