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Status of Women

Our objectives are:

  • Promote gender equality and the equal participation of all women in society
  • Improve the economic, legal, social and health status of women
  • Contribute to ending exploitation and violence against women

We work to:

  • identify the needs and concerns of Manitoba women
  • raise awareness of issues affecting women
  • partner with community organizations and other government departments to promote gender equality
  • bring the concerns and aspirations of women to the provincial government and ensure they are integrated into government programs, policies and legislation

Capture - SA Poster.JPGSexual Assault Awareness Month
Each year in April, Manitoba commemorates Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month, events are organized to create discussions and raise awareness about the impact of sexual assault in our communities.
Sexual assault is a serious issue. According to Statistics Canada (Uniform Crime Reporting Survey), in Manitoba in 2012 there were a total of 1,460 police-reported sexual assaults. Although there are high rates of police-reported sexual assault, in fact, most sexual assaults (nine out of ten) are not reported to police.
Please join in the dialogue and help to raise awareness by participating in one of these events, hosted in partnership with Klinic Community Health Centre’s Sexual Assault Program:

UN Global Safe Cities Initiative

UN Global Safe Initiatives ThumbnailOn December 10, 2013 Winnipeg became the firstCanadian site to participate in the UN Global Safe Cities Initiative. Manitoba Status of Women has partnered with UN Women, representatives from the Winnipeg Police Board, Winnipeg Police Service and community groups to bring this exciting initiative to the city.  Winnipeg joins 15 other cities in developing, implementing and evaluating approaches to prevent and respond to sexual harassment and other forms of sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces. A steering committee of community and government stakeholders will determine the next steps in the initiative, including identifying which public spaces in Winnipeg to be the focus the initial scoping research.  

For more information visit:

Manitoba government news release
UN Women article


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