NB Advisory Committee on Violence against Aboriginal Women and the Strategic Framework to End Violence against Wabanaki Women in New Brunswick
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 Inter-governmental 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 a comprehensive document titled “A Strategic Framework to End Violence against Wabanaki Women” was developed in 2008.
The framework provides an outline of several potential priority actions in the areas of capacity building, prevention and education, and service delivery to end violence against Wabanaki women. The document 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 Wabanaki women in New Brunswick. It is the first step toward ending this violence. A long-term integrated effort will be required to address the multidimensional nature of violence. In total, there are 49 recommendations spanning various areas to address violence against Wabanaki Women. Ten recommendations of the 49 have been identified as being a priority and will serve as the starting point from which to address these issues.
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