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Government of Canada Takes Further Action to Advance Gender Equity for Black Women and Girls in Canada 

| Women and Gender Equality Canada | news releases

Black women and girls in Canada are at greater risk of gender-based violence (GBV) and the Government of Canada is working closely with partner organizations, experts, and those with lived experience to address this and ensure access to appropriate, intersectional, and timely support services. Today, the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, announced up to $2.5 million in federal funding for a new project that will advance gender equity and prevent gender-based violence (GBV) against Black women and girls during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Government of Canada announces agreement with the Canadian Women’s Foundation and Women’s Shelters Canada to provide funding for gender-based violence supports

| Women and Gender Equality Canada | news releases

Across Canada, organizations providing services to women and children experiencing gender-based violence (GBV) are dealing with extraordinary circumstances as violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As public health measures are expanded to contain the spread of the virus, women experiencing violence find themselves isolated from the people who can help them, and demand for community-based support has increased as a result.

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