Backgrounder: Funding supports Northwest Territories-based Indigenous women’s organization to prevent and address gender-based violence 


May 25, 2023 – Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

In January 2022, Women and Gender Equality Canada launched a call for proposals to bolster the capacity of Indigenous women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations to provide gender-based violence (GBV) prevention programs to address the root causes of violence.

Funding for the following organization has been announced today:

Dechinta Initiatives

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Project name: “Dechinta Impact and Implementation: Moving from Research to Transformation”

Description: This project will increase the organization’s ability to prevent and address gender-based violence (GBV) against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people in the Northwest Territories. This will be achieved by developing a decision-making model with a Gender-Based Analysis Plus lens and reflective of Indigenous laws and governance models, reforming HR policies and practices, enhancing staff training and skill development, and implementing an organizational evaluation focused on community impact.

Funding Amount: up to $625,000

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