Please join us online today Wednesday May 5 from 1:00 - 2:30 P.M. for a coffee and chat at our MMIWG2S+ Awareness Day event with your ideas on how to take action and help end violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people.
And please stay connected to the Women's Centre for upcoming and further opportunities to get engaged in addressing this issue.
The report shows the Indigenous human rights violations and abuses that have led to Canada's high rate of violence against Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people. The report contains 231 calls to justice for government, organizations and all Canadians to address and act on in order to dismantle colonial and patriarchal practices that leave Indigenous women, girls and two-spirit people vulnerable to violence.
Please take the time to read the calls to justice here.
And for more information and resources please check out the MMIWG2S+ padlet put together by our Reconciliation Coordinator, Bobbi-Jo.
National MMIWG2S+ Awareness Day Takes Place May 5
Join us online Wednesday May 5, 1:00-2:30 P.M. for a coffee and chat to learn about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People. We will also be sharing our plan to take action and raise awareness for MMIWG2S+. This event will be held online via Zoom and is open to all who identify as women.
For more information or to register please visit our website.
The Red Dress Project
The above is a short (3min) video that shows a Métis artist Jamie Black, the creator of the Red Dress project, talking about her idea and meaning behind the project.
The Alberta Joint Working Group (AJWG) on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is reaching out to families, survivors and allies of MMIWG2S+ to share their experiences and ideas on action to improve safety and end violence.
Please take the survey here and feel free to distribute and share the survey link widely.
Please also consider making a donation to AwoTaan to support their work and to support women, children and their families impacted by violence.