NB Advisory Committee on Violence against Aboriginal Women and the New Brunswick Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls
The N.B. Advisory Committee on Violence against Aboriginal Women was formed in 2006 to provide advice to the provincial government as well as to engage Aboriginal leadership on matters relating to violence against Aboriginal women. The committee consists of representatives from various First Nations communities and Aboriginal organizations in New Brunswick. It also includes representation from the Provincial Government – Aboriginal Affairs Secretariat, Women’s Equality Branch and Intergovernmental Affairs.
The committee has worked diligently over the past several years to look at various ways to address the issue of violence against Aboriginal women in New Brunswick. Resulting from the collaborative efforts of this committee in partnership with the government of New Brunswick the New Brunswick Plan to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls was developed and released in December 2017.
The plan provides an outline of actions in four key areas:
- awareness, education and training,
- intervention and support,
- sexual violence, and
- research and data collection.
The plan is intended to be used as a tool for provincial and federal governments, First Nation leaders, and Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers and agencies so that they can develop and implement actions in their respective and collaborative spheres to address violence against Aboriginal women in New Brunswick. It is the first step toward ending this violence.
For more information, please contact:
Women’s Equality Branch
Violence Prevention and Community Partnerships Initiatives (Unit)
551 King Street, Suite A
PO Box 6000
Toll Free: (877) 253-0266