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Minister Taylor and Kerri Scholz, Yukon Area Commissioner, unveil this year's Women's History Month poster commemorating 100 years of Yukon Girl Guides on the International Day of the Girl, October 11, 2013. News release... 
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Call for proposals – Projects Focused on the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women

The Women’s Directorate is inviting you to submit an application for funding for projects that focus on the Prevention of Violence Against Aboriginal Women. The deadline to apply for community-based projects designed and developed by and for Aboriginal women is Friday, November 15, 2013 by 5:00 pm.

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Moving Forward Together: Report from the Inaugural CCWESTT Policy Forum

(May 3, 2012)
Halifax, Nova Scotia




Gaps, Needs and Options: Legal Advocacy for Yukon Women Draft Report | June 2013
YACWI has commissioned this paper to inform discussion regarding Recommendation 4.1 of Sharing Common Ground, the final report from the review of Yukon’s Police Force.



Yukon Aboriginal Women's Summit 2:
Summary Report
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The Women’s Directorate and the Yukon Advisory Council on Women’s Issues co-hosted the second Yukon Aboriginal Women’s Summit on October 13 and 14, 2012 at the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre in Whitehorse. Approximately 80 Aboriginal women attended, along with representation from Chiefs, Ministers and government officials. The theme of the Summit was Strong Women, Strong Communities: Restoring Our Balance. The Summit engaged participants in identifying and setting priorities for future work on Aboriginal women’s issues in Yukon. This Summary Report includes a look back at the history of this work and provides a number of recommendations from those who attended that speak to the future of Aboriginal women’s equality in Yukon and provide direction to move forward on these issues.

Contract for second stage housing is awarded
JP Pinard, Director, Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society, Annabelle Bennetts, NGC Builders, Barb McInerney, Executive Director, Yukon Women’s Transition Home Society and Minister Elaine Taylor at the announcement of the tender award for Betty’s Haven - a new 10-unit second stage housing facility for women and children fleeing abuse being built in Whitehorse. Read the News Release...