Today's Date: May 22, 2022
Belgard Canada Celebrates Canada Day With a Backyard Giveaway   •   Tracey Hayes from MicroAge Named on CRN's 2022 Women of the Channel Power 70 Solution Providers List   •   Tia Extends “Whole Woman, Whole Life” Care Model With Fertility Services   •   Merz Aesthetics Partners With North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League to Fuel Confidence on and off the fie   •   Steve and Marjorie Harvey Establish the Legacy Ranch in Upson County, Georgia - Building on The Rock Ranch founded by the Cathy   •   Eastern Bank Welcomes New Members To Its Board of Advisors and Board of Ambassadors   •   Igloo Releases New Playmate Coolers Inspired by Legendary Rapper The Notorious B.I.G.   •   Albertsons Companies, in cooperation with Smithfield Packaged Meats Corp., voluntarily recalls select ReadyMeals and deli-prepar   •   NCCI Golf Event Generates $25,000 for Kids' Chance of America Scholarships   •   Equitable Bank Releases Inaugural ESG Performance Report   •   Mrs. Flowers Takes the Helm at Comfort Home Care, Rockville, MD   •   Four recipients of the 2022 Awards of Excellence in Nursing announced from Indigenous Services Canada   •   Global Surrogacy Services Announces Outreach to Potential Gestational Surrogates in Three Southwestern States   •   Checkmarx' Ana Lucia Amaral Honored as a CRN 2022 Woman of the Channel   •   Jeunesse Garners 8 Gold Stevies in 2022 American Business Awards   •   Closing the Health Disparity Gap for Black Women   •   TherapeuticsMD Receives U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approval for Supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for ANNOVE   •   Five Bluum Standouts Honored on CRN 2022 Women of the Channel List   •   Sallie Mae’s Latest Corporate Social Responsibility Report Highlights Commitment to Customers, Communities, Employees, an   •   RNR Tire Express Surprises Tampa-Area Woman with New Car in Mother's Day Giveaway
Bookmark and Share

Call for proposals: Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to further address gender-based violence

Call for proposals: Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to further address gender-based violence

Canada NewsWire

OTTAWA, ON, Jan. 27, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - 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.

Today, the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, is launching a call for proposals to increase the capacity of Indigenous and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations in Canada to provide GBV prevention services and supports to address the disproportionate rates of GBV in these communities. The funding stems from the Budget 2021 announcement of $55 million and will help organizations increase their ability to prevent and address the root causes of GBV.

Violence in all its forms is unacceptable. The Government of Canada will continue supporting frontline organizations to ensure the safety and full participation of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in all aspects of society.

To find out more information and to submit an application to the call for proposals, visit our website.

Quotes

When I meet with and listen to grassroots Indigenous organizations, I'm reminded that we can't end gender-based violence without ensuring the safety of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA+ people. Frontline organizations, advocates and volunteers are the heart of systemic change, and I'm committed to supporting their work. This funding will help create educational projects, capacity building and improve critical services for people in need. Reconciliation requires collaborative action. Only then can we build safer communities, and more importantly, an inclusive Canada for all.

The Honourable Marci Ien, P.C., M.P., Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

"The incredibly high rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people are shocking. All Canadians have the right to feel safe no matter where they are in this country. This new initiative will contribute to supporting systemic change as part of the larger National Action Plan, and Canada remains committed to working with Indigenous partners, families and survivors across the country to end this ongoing tragedy and build safer environments – for all."

The Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations



Quick Facts

  • The call for proposals opens on January 27, 2022, and the deadline to submit an application is March 10, 2022.



  • All applicants must be Indigenous not-for-profit organizations in Canada with experience working on GBV issues for Indigenous women, girls or 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.



  • Through Budget 2021, the Government of Canada committed $3 billion over five years to increase efforts to end gender-based violence, including $601.3M over five years toward a National Action Plan to End Gender-Based Violence.



    • This includes $55M to increase the capacity of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations, helping them address the root causes of violence, and deliver prevention programming in their communities.



  • The Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People is the Government of Canada's contribution to 2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan: Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People. It outlines the Government of Canada's efforts, now and in the future, to end gender-based violence and systemic racism responsible for missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.



  • Despite only accounting for 5% of Canada's population, Indigenous women and girls accounted for 21% of all women killed by an intimate partner in 2020.



  • 43% of Indigenous women reported having been sexually assaulted at least once since the age of 15 (compared to 30% of women who were not Indigenous).

Associated Links

Follow Women and Gender Equality Canada:

SOURCE Women and Gender Equality Canada



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News