Liberal government set to launch strategy on gender-based violence Monday
The Liberal government is launching its long-awaited strategy on gender-based violence on Monday.
The strategy will include a way to develop and share research on everything from street harassment to getting boys and men involved in solving the problem.
Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef will shed more light on which programs will get a share of the 101 million dollars over five years when she unveils the plan in Toronto.
That money, plus 21 million dollars annually going forward, was in a 2017 budget commitment to a federal strategy on gender-based violence.
The funding will be used to create a centre of excellence within Status of Women Canada, which could help the relatively small agency in making sure its ideas are both evidence-based and taken seriously government-wide.
Last Thursday, the government listed other potential research priorities for the centre of excellence.
They include hypersexualization, street harassment, cyberviolence, and sex trafficking.
The wide-ranging strategy is otherwise expected to focus on better support for survivors, and a justice system that's more sensitive to the needs of those who experience sexual assault or other forms of violence.