Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin (an Ojibway phrase) translates to "I Am a Kind Man". The "I Am a Kind Man" programme consists of Aboriginal men from across Ontario who are very concerned about the problem of men's violence and abuse against women in Aboriginal communities. The overall purpose of the Kizhaay Anishinaabe Niin Initiative is to engage the men of these communities to speak out against all forms of abuse towards Aboriginal women and:
- To provide education for men to address issues of abuse against women;
- To re-establish traditional responsibilities by acknowledging that our teachings have never tolerated violence and abuse towards women;
- To inspire men to engage other men to get involved and stop the abuse;
- To support Aboriginal men who choose not to use violence.
The program website is: http://www.iamakindman.ca
In 2008, Canada provided support to a sexual assault centre to promote this campaign in the region.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Canada to the questionnaire on violence against women, 2008