Country Canada
Year 2005 - 2010
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns, Budgets > Government allocation
Form of Violence Violence against women and girls

Brief Description

The Sisters in Spirit initiative, a campaign that the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) launched in March 2004 to raise awareness about the high rates of racialized and sexualized violence against Aboriginal women received, in May 2005, the announcement of  $5 million in funding over five years (2005-2010). The funding supports activities aimed at quantifying the number of missing and murdered Aboriginal women, identifying trends, understanding the root causes of violence and underlying factors contributing to racialized and sexualized violence, and influencing policy, programs and services meant to eliminate violence. The Sisters in Spirit initiative will develop a comprehensive policy strategy for work at both national and international levels on issues relating to Aboriginal women’s human rights.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/CAN/7, para. 69


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