Monday June 27, 2016 | Government News Release
Newly formed Advisory Council to help shape Federal Strategy against Gender-based Violence
The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, met today in Ottawa with the newly created Advisory Council, which is tasked with supporting the development of the Government of Canada's Federal Strategy Against Gender-based Violence.
Despite a steady decline in Canada's overall violent crime rate, violence remains a reality for many women and girls. Statistics show that women and girls continue to be at higher risk of being victims of certain forms of violence than men and boys, including sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Gender-based violence also has a disproportionate impact on Indigenous women and girls, LGBTQQI2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, questioning, intersex and two-spirited) and gender-nonconforming people.