Keeping Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA people safe
Support line for those affected by missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA people
This website deals with topics which may negatively impact the reader due to its subject matter. For immediate emotional assistance, call 1-844-413-6649. You can also access long-term health support services such as mental health counselling, community-based emotional support and cultural services and some travel costs to see Elders and traditional healers.
Violence against and the disappearance and murder of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA people in Canada is an ongoing national tragedy. For over a decade, Indigenous families and communities, national Indigenous organizations, and non-governmental and international organizations called upon the Government of Canada to take action. In 2015 the government conducted a comprehensive pre-inquiry and in 2016 launched the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG). Building on the Calls for Justice made by the national inquiry, we are working with provinces, territories, Indigenous organizations and communities across the country to create a national action plan that keeps Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA people safe.
Together with provincial, territorial and Indigenous partners, we are taking steps to respond to the Calls for Justice and developing a whole-of-country plan to address the systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA people.
While much work remains, federal government departments have put in place concrete actions to end this national tragedy.
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Honouring those we have lost
We remember and honour those daughters, mothers, grandmothers, aunties and Two-Spirit and LGBTQQIA people, who were taken from us, the survivors of violence, and families and community members whose lives have been forever changed.
Survivors and families have long called for action. The Government of Canada wants to thank them for their courage and determination in sharing their truths and stories with the national inquiry and all Canadians. We acknowledge that there is much more work to do to implement concrete actions to end this ongoing national tragedy.
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