UNiTE To End Violence Against Women and Girls Orange Campaign Proclaimed in Saskatchewan
Minister Responsible for the Status of Women Office Tina Beaudry-Mellor has proclaimed November 25 to December 10, 2018 as UNiTE to End Violence Against Women and Girls Orange Campaign in Saskatchewan.
The Orange Campaign is supported by the United Nations. It begins with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25 and ends on December 10, which is Human Rights Day around the world. The global initiative is designed to encourage further action to end violence against women and girls.
“The Orange Campaign is held annually to recognize the action being taken to end violence against women,” Beaudry-Mellor said. “We are proud to support this important initiative, and take action on interpersonal violence in Saskatchewan. The proclamation provides an opportunity for the province to recognize the work being done to prevent violence against women, to support survivors of violence and to make our communities safer for everyone.”
The Government of Saskatchewan is committed to ending violence against women and girls in Saskatchewan.
The province has developed a series of new initiatives in response to the Domestic Violence Death Review and to assist those dealing with interpersonal violence including:
- Launch of the Legal Information and Advice for Survivors of Sexual Violence (Listen Project);
- Implementation of a new policy with the Saskatchewan Police Commission regarding the conduct of investigations into incidents of intimate partner violence;
- Interpersonal violence awareness training for Conservation Officers and Highway Patrol Officers who respond to calls as part of their expanded role with the PRT;
- The provision of two additional crisis workers for domestic violence and sexual assault;
- Implementation of the Interpersonal Violence Disclosure Protocol Act (Clare’s Law);
- Expansion of the Status of Women Office to oversee the implementation of the Domestic Violence Death Review recommendations; and
- The development of a broader plan to address interpersonal violence and abuse.
The Government of Saskatchewan is collaborating with provincial partners and other ministries to reduce and prevent violence against women and girls.