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Statement by Minister Ien on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, issued the following statement today on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women: "On this day in 1989, families were having breakfast like on any other day. Parents greeted their daughters, and friends greeted each other as they walked into Polytechnique Montréal – never once doubting that this would be the last time they would see each other.


Statement by Minister Ien on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

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The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women: “No one should face violence because of who they are. Yet, for far too many women, girls, youth, and people of diverse gender identities and expressions, this is their terrifying reality.


Statement by Minister Marci Ien on Transgender Day of Remembrance 

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The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, today issued the following statement: “Her name was Rita Hester. She was a Black transgender woman who was brutally murdered in her own apartment and still today her case remains unsolved.


Statement by Minister Monsef and Minister Charest to further address gender-based violence in Quebec

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Since the pandemic started, the governments of Canada and Quebec have taken steps to limit its impacts on those most vulnerable. Canada and Quebec are committed to working together to ensure that organizations supporting notably women and girls in all their diversity so that they can continue to provide services during these difficult times.


Statement by Minister Monsef and Minister Charest on support for victims of sexual violence and domestic violence in Quebec in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development Canada, and Isabelle Charest, Minister for Education and Minister responsible for the Status of Women in the province of Quebec, issued the following joint statement: “The pandemic created unprecedented challenges and impacted people’s health and safety in Quebec and across Canada.


Statement by Minister Monsef on International Women’s Day 

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The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, today issued the following statement on International Women’s Day during Canada’s Feminist Response and Recovery Summit. “A year ago, in 2020, we were gearing up for a milestone year in the movement to advance women’s rights and gender equality here in Canada and around the world. Canada marked the 50th Anniversary of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women, the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women and adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the fifth anniversary of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


Statement by Minister Monsef on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the tabling in Parliament of the Report by the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada

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50 years ago today the Report on Gender Equality by the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in Canada was tabled in parliament. This was a culmination of many months of work that dug deep into the persistent challenges experienced by women across Canada and made 167 detailed recommendations on actions to address gender inequality across the country.


Statement by Minister Monsef on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 

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Gender-based violence (GBV) continues to have devastating impacts on individuals, families and communities across the country and around the world. It is a violation of human rights and an unacceptable barrier to gender equality. For decades, women and allies have been calling for real action and seeing too little progress.


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