Our Voice

April 2020 | Issue 113
DABC's COVID-19 Systemic Advocacy Efforts
New DABC Project: Indigenous Women, Disability and Violence
DABC has received funding for a one-year project that will look at the significant gaps and lack of information on Indigenous women living with disabilities who experience domestic violence and/or sexual assault and the barriers they experience to accessing appropriate and culturally responsive services.
With our partners the BC Aboriginal Network on Disability Society (BCANDS) and Chastity Davis Consulting, we will conduct 6 focus groups in 6 regions of BC in the fall of 2020. In each region we will create space to gather the wisdom and lived experiences of Indigenous women living with disabilities. The project will have a COVID-19 plan in place for conducting the focus groups.  
The project will create a report from the focus groups learnings that will include action steps and strategies and will be shared with First Nations communities and domestic violence and sexual assault services in British Columbia in order to effectively address service gaps for Indigenous women living with disabilities.
This project has been generously funded by the Civil Forfeiture Crime Prevention and Remediation Grant Program, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, and the Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.
For more information about the project, contact Karen Martin:
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