Minister Taylor, Gaye Hanson and Heather Grantham, organizer for Faro Girls Night Out, with 10 girls from Faro and Mayo at Sundog Retreat during their fall retreat, November 2, 2012.
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Home to a wide range of information on women’s issues, initiatives and groups.
Am I the Solution? Posters
Women’s Directorate, with the help of youth focus group participants, have created a series of posters as part of a youth component under the Am I the Solution? campaign. The series of posters depict statistics on violence against women and girls and invite boys and girls to change their attitudes and behaviours. The posters are specifically designed to reach boys and girls 13-17 years-old, across Yukon.
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Yukon Aboriginal Women's Summit 2:
Summary Report [ 1MB]
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.
MOVE! Youth create Anti-Bullying PSA video!
BYTE is extremely excited to release a new anti-bullying PSA created by an exceptional group of Yukon youth - check it out!
Silhouettes Photo Gallery
Silhouettes, the latest element of the Am I the Solution? social marketing campaign, is five large standing wooden women featuring anti-violence messaging. They are displayed throughout Whitehorse in public places as a complement to the 12 Days to End Violence Against Women Campaign from November 25th to December 6th.
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What would make you act to stop male violence against women and girls?
Survey Report 2012
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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...
Grade 12 graduates at the Whitehorse Teen Parent Centre Graduation Celebration on June 6, 2012, shown with Education Minister Scott Kent and Minister responsible for the Women’s Directorate Elaine Taylor.
Stop Violence In Yukon is a website created to give comprehensive information and concrete actions that people can take to reduce violence in our community. The website stopviolenceinyukon.ca is now available in French.
A Guide to the Complaints and Review Process [ 1.9MB]
August 2011 - This document is an explanation of the complaints and review process for those seeking redress through the Commission for Public Complaints Against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Review of Yukon's Police Force Reports:
If My Life Depended On It: Yukon women and the RCMP - Lois Moorcroft [ 199KB]
Sharing Common Ground - Review of Yukon's Police Force - Final Report
Task Force on Acutely Intoxicated Persons at Risk - Final Report to Minister of Health and Social Services
“An Exploration of Promising Practices in Response to Human Trafficking in Canada”
This report was commissioned by the Government of Manitoba on behalf of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Forum of Senior Officials responsible for the Status of Women. The purpose of the report is to identify practices - either in Canada or elsewhere - that could inform Canadian efforts to prevent human trafficking and support those who are trafficked.
Protect Yourself, Protect Your Drink!
Leaving your drink unattended or unwatched for mere seconds can leave you vulnerable to being victimized. Make sure you are aware of defensive strategies you can use to help prevent you and your friends from becoming victims.
Violence Prevention Video Available Through YouTube
August 18, 2009 - Getting Real, a 28-minute violence prevention drama produced entirely in Yukon, is available for public viewing online through a YouTube portal linked to the Women’s Directorate website. View Getting Real Video.