Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Launches $101-Million Gender-Based Violence Strategy: By the Numbers

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Ottawa Launches $101-Million Gender-Based Violence Strategy: By the Numbers

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Gender-based violence strategy: the numbers

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OTTAWA - On Monday, Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef shed more light on which programs will get a share of the $101 million over five years -- plus $21 million annually going forward -- which the 2017 budget committed to a federal strategy on gender-based violence.

The bulk of the money will go towards creating a Gender-Based Knowledge Centre within Status of Women Canada, which will get $77.5 million over five years, plus $16 million a year going forward, to co-ordinate efforts across the government, as well as research, data collection and programming.

The remaining funds will be shared across several departments, as part of a strategy aimed at prevention, providing better support for survivors and helping the justice system become more responsive to the needs of those who experience sexual assault or other forms of violence. …

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