Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada Board of Directors and RCMP Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones, V Division Joint Statement on Addressing Gendered Violence against Inuit Women: A review of police policies and practices in Inuit Nunangat
February 25, 2020
OTTAWA – During the week of February 24th, 2019, Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada is holding its Annual General Meeting, attended by members of its Board of Directors, invited delegates and guests. One of the special guests in attendance today was RCMP Chief Superintendent Amanda Jones, Commanding Officer of V Division, Nunavut, on behalf of Commissioner Brenda Lucki, who sent her regrets.
“There is no question that we want to work with Pauktuutit and our Nunavut communities to address the policing challenges in the North in order to better build relationships with Inuit, and particularly women and children. We will come back in two weeks with information regarding Pauktuutit’s request for a working group”, said the Commanding Officer.
“We look forward to working with Commander Jones to address the safety and security of Inuit women and girls and to monitor the implementation of our recommendations”, said Rebecca Kudloo, President of Pauktuutit. “We recommend that affected Inuit women be part of the work going forward. When women become victims of violence, they are victimized again when taken away from their communities for safety. That is something that should not happen. We welcome
Chief Superintendent Jones’ initiative in wanting to work with us. I appreciate her time with us today and we are eager to work jointly together going forward”.
The Executive Summary and full report can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/tawbm6w.
Pauktuutit is the national non-profit organization representing all Inuit women in Canada. Its mandate is to foster a greater awareness of the needs of Inuit women, and to encourage their participation in community, regional and national concerns in relation to social, cultural and economic development.
Antoinette Brind’Amour, Director of Communications
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