An End to Gender-Based Violence

We will take more steps to protect Canadians from violence based on their gender or gender expression.

The roots of gender-based violence are all around us – in the ads and commentary that objectify women, the jokes that demean members of the LGBTQ2 community, and with the expectation of rigid gender norms.

In the last four years, we’ve made a difference with investments to prevent gender-based violence, stronger supports for survivors, and a more responsive justice system. Still, not everyone is able to get the help they need when they need it the most.

To help protect more people and bring an end to gender-based violence, we will build on the foundation we laid with the Gender-Based Violence Strategy and move forward with an additional $30 million investment to develop a National Action Plan. This will help ensure that anyone facing gender-based violence has reliable and timely access to protection and services, no matter who they are or where they live.