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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The NACAFV Calls for a Prevention Strategy for MMIW in Canada
KAHNAWAKE, Quebec (November 30, 2015)
On December 1, 2015 in Montreal, the NACAFV’s Forum will be coinciding with the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a special presentation: “Embrace her with Love” for the education and awareness of missing and murdered Indigenous women and children.
In addition to the recommendations from the 3 rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters held in The Hague, The Netherlands November 3-6, 2015. The NACAFV demands that the Indigenous Network’s “call for an international strategy to prevent murdered and missing Indigenous women and children worldwide” be implemented in Canada.
This year, about 100 Shelter and Transition House staff who provide frontline services to Indigenous women and children, survivors of violence will participate in the NACAFV’s Annual Training Forum. Shelters provide an essential refuge to women and children fleeing violence therefore their very existence is integral to preventing domestic homicides.
The 41 Shelters and transition houses that are funded by Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) are funded at far lower levels than their counterparts within Canada. While evidence shows that Indigenous women and children experience a higher frequency of violence in Canada.
The National Aboriginal Circle Against Family Violence is an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council since 2015.
Contact: Lindsey Decontie, Director
National Aboriginal Circle against Family Violence www.nacafv.ca
2 River Road, P.O. Box 2169, Kahnawake, QC J0L 1B0
Tel: 450-638-2968 Fax: 450-638-9415