About the Federal Strategy on Gender-based Violence

Federal Strategy on Gender-based Violence

The Government of Canada’s long-term vision is to eliminate gender-based violence in Canada.

Over the summer of 2016, the former Minister of Status of Women, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, engaged with experts, advocates, survivors and Canadians across the country to develop a comprehensive Federal Strategy to Address Gender-based Violence. Overall, the Strategy is to strengthen federal efforts to prevent and address gender-based violence and ensure that the Government of Canada has a coordinated, evidence-based response. For a summary of findings from the engagement process, please consult Breaking the Silence, Final Report of the Engagement Process for the Federal Strategy to Address Gender-based Violence.

To learn more about gender-based violence in Canada and about the guiding principles supporting the development of the Strategy, please consult: Setting the Stage for a Federal Strategy against Gender-based Violence (html and PDFversions)

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