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
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council:
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence is an annual international campaign designed to raise awareness and direct action towards ending gender-based violence. The campaign runs each year from November 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10 - International Human Rights Day, emphasizing that violence against women is a Human rights issue.
Institutions, organizations and individuals can participate in the ‘16 Days Campaign’ in numerous ways, including: community mobilization, information and resource sharing, designing media and art, and policy advocacy.
Winnipeg Safe City
A Partner in UN Women Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative
In 2013, Winnipeg was selected as the first city in Canada to join UN Women's Safe Cities and Safe Public Spaces Global Initiative to reduce sexual violence against women and girls.
The Safe Cities Initiative supports innovative approaches to preventing and reducing harassment and sexual violence against women and girls in public spaces.
Manitoba Status of Women and the City of Winnipeg are partnering with UN Women, representatives from the Winnipeg Police Service and community groups on this initiative. After signing onto the initiative, Manitoba Status of Women, the City of Winnipeg and community and government representatives established the Winnipeg Safe City Steering Committee. The Winnipeg Safe City steering committee identified a five neighbourhood site to target efforts to address this serious crime.
- September 30, 2016 - Province, City announce new initiatives to support safer public spaces for women and girls
- December 12, 2014 - Manitoba Government Partners with Ka Ni Kanichihk to Provide New Supports for Indigenous Sex Assault Victims
- December 10, 2013 - Winnipeg Joins UN Safe Cities Global Initiative
For more information, please visit the Winnipeg Safe City website, which contains updated information about Winnipeg Safe City initiatives and links to publications and resources.