Addressing violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people

Ending the national tragedy of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

Our challenge

In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action and the decades long advocacy from families and survivors, the Government of Canada launched the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in 2016. The national inquiry released its final report, with 231 Calls for Justice, in June 2019. Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak released its own report including 62 Calls for Change or Miskotahâ (PDF).

Together with families and survivors, Indigenous partners and governments, we created a national action plan to end systemic causes of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people. The national action plan, which included the Government of Canada's Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People, was launched on June 3, 2021.

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Moving forward

As we implement the national action plan and the federal pathway, we will publish annual progress reports demonstrating the steps we've taken and those still underway.

We remain committed to the vision of a transformed Canada where Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, wherever they are, live free from violence, and are celebrated, honoured, respected, valued, treated equitably, safe and secure.

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