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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

December 7, 2021

Treaty 2 – December 6, 2021 marked the 32nd National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. The Manitoba Government made a commemoration at the Legislature and a memorial ceremony was held. On this day we honour the 14 women who were murdered at Ecole Polytechnique in 1989. This day brings gender-based violence to the forefront. We know that not only are women more likely to be victims of domestic violence and homicide, but in Treaty 2 we also acknowledge the unique intersectional realities for Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA peoples. The National Inquiry into MMIWG inspired The National Family and Survivors Circle (NFSC). This is a circle of family members and survivors of “Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people who are missing, have been murdered, or are survivors of gender- and race-based violence”. The NFSC participated in the creation of the 2021 National Action Plan to end violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. You can learn more about the 2021 National Action Plan here: 2021 National Action Plan (mmiwg2splus-nationalactionplan.ca) The Assembly of First Nations released a framework for supporting survivors and families, prevention and healing. The report is called Breathing Life into the Calls for Justice: An Action Plan to End Violence Against First Nations Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People  and can be viewed here: First-Nations-Action-Plan-Report.pdf (afn.ca) In Treaty 2, the MMIWGT Circle was formed in 2021 and we welcome our citizens to contribute to Treaty 2’s vison and action plan; how can FNT2T support you, your family, your nations, in preventing and healing from violence against women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people?

Please contact the Peacemaking Policy Keeper, Jennifer.meixner@fnt2t.com to share your feedback.

Last modified: December 7, 2021

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