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This webpage is a centralized hub for resources related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) from organizations across British Columbia, as well as key national and international research. We will continue to update this webpage as further resources become available.
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Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada


The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada spent six years travelling to all parts of Canada to hear from Indigenous peoples who had been taken from their families as children, forcibly if necessary, and placed for much of their childhoods in residential schools. This volume is a summary of the discussion and findings contained in the Commission’s final multi-volume report.

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Indigenous Girls and the Violence of Settler Colonial Policing


In cities and towns across Canada, Indigenous girls are being hunted, harassed, and criminalized by local law enforcement agents and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. These normalized outbreaks of state control are reflective of Indigenous girls’ daily realities embedded within the structure of an ongoing settler colonial social context that has strategically invented the criminal justice system to secure and maintain settler sovereignty.

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Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women Direction to Government on Taking Action to End Violence and Improve the Lives of Aboriginal Women in B.C.


In June 2011 when the Minister’s Advisory Council on Aboriginal Women (MACAW) was established, it was mandated to provide advice to government on how to improve the quality of life for Aboriginal women across British Columbia. “Taking Action” is MACAW’s advice to the Province of British Columbia on the actions it must take to fulfill the vision of a life free of violence for Aboriginal women and girls.

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