EVERY PERSON HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE FREE FROM DISCRIMINATION AND VIOLENCE
At least one-third of women and gender diverse people in Canada will experience violence at some point in their lives, and actions taken to date have failed to stem the violence.
Under international law, every country has an obligation to address gender-based violence. And every person has a right to live free from discrimination and violence.
1 IN 3 WOMEN & GENDER
DIVERSE PEOPLE WILL
The Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence enacted in June 2017 is a step in the right direction, but is limited to areas under federal jurisdiction, and fails to address the gender discrimination that is at the root of gender-based violence.
A national action plan involving the federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, and Indigenous governments and governance, which addresses root causes, is needed to end gender-based violence in Canada.
Why Canada needs a national action plan on gender-based violence