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Media Advisory - A 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence event: Panel Discussion on Initiatives to Address Violence Against Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People Hosted by Women and Gender Equality Canada and Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

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OTTAWA, ON, Dec. 8, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of the media are invited to join the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, and the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Indigenous Services and Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario, for a 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence panel discussion.

Gina Wilson, Deputy Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth, at Canadian Heritage will moderate a discussion between community leaders about their vision to address violence against missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals. The event is part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence and will highlight the important work of organizations who provide services and supports to Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ individuals.

Panelists:

Nicole Eshkakogan - Scientific Director, Awo Taan Healing Lodge Society

Amanda Buffalo - Advocates' Secretariat, Liard Aboriginal Women's Society

John R. Sylliboy - Co-Founder, Wabanaki Two-Spirit Alliance

Diane Redsky - Executive Director, Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc.

Hilda Pyrz-Anderson - Manager, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc.'s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Liaison Unit and Chair, National Family and Survivor Circle

Date: December 9, 2021
Time: 10:30 a.m. EST

Media representatives can access the panel discussion as members of the public by registering at the following link: https://events.myconferencesuite.com/Dec9-MMIWG-CIRNAC/reg/landing?l=100

Notes for media:
There will not be a media availability during this event. For interview requests or questions, please contact Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada and Women and Gender Equality Canada.

SOURCE Women and Gender Equality Canada

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