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Canada: Searching for an Inuk role model to end violence against women – Radio Canada International
by ahnationtalk onApril 8, 201997 Views
Ending violence against women starts with changing the culture of abuse, and an Inuit women’s group has launched a novel approach to making that change with its search for role models for a new campaign.
The Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada are on the search for an Inuk to be a role model for others in their community. The group’s violence and prevention department announced its national role model campaign on March 22 as part of its Pilimmaksarniq project.
“It’s a three-year project that we’re doing, dedicated to engaging men and boys and ending violence against women and girls,” said Rebecca Kudloo, president of the Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada.
It’s an important issue for Inuit communities in Canada. Indigenous women and girls experience violence at a much higher rate than that of other women in Canada, and many communities in remote and northern areas of the country lack shelters and victim services.