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Inuit women’s organization praises recent decision from Nunavut justice of the peace – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 202028 Views

“It takes an enormous amount of courage for Inuit women to report physical and sexual abuse”

The national organization representing Inuit women is praising a recently released decision from a Nunavut justice of the peace.

The decision from justice of the peace Joseph Murdoch-Flowers, released on Feb. 5, said the court will not convict a woman for breaching her bail condition because she called the police while experiencing violence in her home.

“Inuit women should never feel like they must hesitate to call the police for assistance in Nunavut,” Murdoch-Flowers wrote in his decision.

In a news release, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada said the decision is “very well received” by the organization.

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