Millions of dollars to be spent on a National Action plan to end gender based violence

    Thursday, 14 March 2024 07:00

    By Tonya Organ

    Last week the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW) released a report called, “'Seeds of Change."

    Nearly $13.6 million dollars will be spent over the next four years to develop a National Action Plan to end gender based violence in this province. Last week the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women (PANSOW) released a report called, “'Seeds of Change. It contains 88 action items and 17 recommendations to prevent and end Gender Based Violence. Ellen Maher is a consultant with the Provincial Action Network on the Status of Women. She says the biggest action needed now is the implementation of a gender based task force and it would have to be strong. Paula Sheppard is the executive director with the Corner Brook Status of Women. She agrees a task force is a vital step forward and says they are also interested in support for those who have experienced harm. Sheppard says while she’s not confident about reaching a time where gender based violence doesn’t exist, she is hopeful. For more information about the report go to online@pubhtml5.com or check out PANSOW’s social media pages. 

     

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