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Inuit leadership moves to tackle shortage of women’s shelters in Nunavut – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202060 Views

March 10, 2020

While Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is calling for millions in new federal spending to increase the number of women’s shelters in the territory, one Inuit region is already taking some steps to fill that gap.

Pauktuutit, the national Inuit organization that lobbies for Inuit women, is calling for $20 million in federal government money to build women’s shelters in Inuit communities.

According to their president, the need is urgent.

“As Inuit women continue to be 14 times more likely to become the victims of violence as compared to other women in Canada, we are hopeful that the federal government will recognize the urgent need for this infrastructure and respond favourably to our ask,” said Rebecca Kudloo.

“It is actually a matter of life and death.”

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