Country Canada
Year 2005
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence, Sexual violence

Brief Description


The Women’s Directorate and the Department of Justice are co-facilitating a working group to develop a long-term public education campaign on the prevention of violence against women and children. This three-year campaign began with a poster campaign in November 2005 and was followed by training and workshops in years two and three. As part of the campaign, the Government worked with youth to develop a photojournalism exhibit focused on prevention of sexualized violence and promotion of healthy relationships.

In May 2005, the Government appointed a First Nation woman as the First Nation Liaison Coordinator. Among other things, this position is responsible for co-facilitating the development of the long-term public education campaign on the prevention of violence against women and children, as well as working with First Nation women on relevant government policies and programs.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Canada to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008