Gender-Based Violence Programs

IWS has never stopped working to address Gender-Based Violence (GBV) against Métis women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals. As part of the “Human Trafficking and Family Violence Prevention Program,” IWS, in partnership with the MMF, the Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre (Thompson), and the Joy Smith Foundation, have created preventive, supportive, and accessible resources to be distributed in our Métis communities.                                                                       

IWS is working towards “Shockproofing Communities”, through this project funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation. With the ‘Against GBV Consultations’, Métis women’s voices are being heard, to bring awareness to and combat GBV, building stronger and safer Métis communities across the Red River Métis Homeland.