The Human Rights Research and Education Centre joined a group of NGOs in a letter calling the Federal government to enact a strong National Action Plan to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence. At least one-third of women and gender diverse people in Canada will experience violence at some point in their lives, and the responses to this violence to date have failed to stem the violence. A truly national action plan involving the federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, and Indigenous governments is needed to ensure policy and programming coherence and consistency that in turn will lead to decreased levels of gender-based violence. The letter was sent to the Prime Minister and copied to Status of Women Minister, Maryam Monsef on International Women’s Day 2018. You can read the letter here. More information on this file can be found in Amnesty International’s website.