Published: Wed, June 05, 2019
Sci-tech | By Jackie Newman

CANADA: Trudeau pledges more funding for reproductive health services worldwide

CANADA: Trudeau pledges more funding for reproductive health services worldwide

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses a panel at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Monday, June 3, 2019.

But a day before going public, the report was leaked.

In their report, the inquiry's commissioners argue that through its actions and omissions, Canada has been - and continues to be - complicit in a "genocide" against Indigenous women and girls.

"Race-based genocide" is how a Canadian government report has branded decades of violence against the country's indigenous population.

The inquiry's report also called for standardized response times after reports of violence and regular audits of those response times.

"We're one community, and as the police, we're the protectors in the community, and that includes everyone, including the Indigenous women and girls in our community and it was important for me to be here", Danny Smyth, chief of the Winnipeg Police Service, told CTV News.

A survivor-led report was released by ONWA last week detailed women's experiences with human trafficking and sexual exposition and the need to create safe spaces for Indigenous people.

"They no longer need to convince others that genocide is a part of Canadian history", the statement said.

"We can not pretend to be a country that cares about human rights, that has a positive impact on the world, if we do not end this situation once and for all", Trudeau said.

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"This", she said to a growing chorus of cheers and applause, "is genocide".

Dumas said the AMC supports the report's recommendation to see Canada immediately implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

"As the evidence demonstrates, human rights and Indigenous rights abuses and violations committed and condoned by the Canadian state represent genocide against Indigenous women, girls, and (LGBTQ and two-spirit) people", it concludes.

According to B.C.'s submission to the inquiry in December, more than 100 Indigenous women and girls had been murdered or gone missing in the province. When pressed to answer for these allegations, the prime minister claimed that "the same interactions can be experienced very differently".

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police report before the inquiry was formed reviewed cases from 1980 to 2013 and found 1,181 First Nations women fell into the missing or murdered category - nearly double earlier estimates. He should provide funding for prevention programs to counter violence against Indigenous women and girls, and recognize Indigenous languages by reinstating the Indigenous Culture Fund which provided cultural development, including language education.

Michele Audette, one of the commissioners of the inquiry, said they heard from women and family members that the justice system did not work for Indigenous people.

She said the announcement means funding is promised under her government until 2030, and the $1.1 billion amount will increase gradually to $1.4 billion a year by 2023.

Trudeau acknowledged that the justice system has failed missing and murdered Indigenous women.

Crowchild hopes that in the near future, the government will listen to the report and make the necessary changes to protect Indigenous women.

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