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The Inuit Action Plan, released June 3, is a roadmap developed by Pauktuutit: Inuit Women of Canada and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) for ending violence against women, girls and gender-diverse people.
As Inuit women experience the highest violence rates in Canada at 14 times the national average, Rebecca Kudloo, president of Pauktuutit, is happy to see it finally being released.
“I’m happy that it finally happened, it was a couple years delayed partly due to COVID, but I think our Inuit Working Group has been working really hard to make sure that Inuit priorities are brought forward.”
One thing Pauktuutit has been working on are more safe shelters for women in Inuit communities.