Aboriginal Women Get Controversial New Online Tool To Help Fight Violence

Blame the #NWT government, we, it’s citizens were not consulted on this…
“…The federal government pledged $500,000 to fund the campaign and in a letter to Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Valcourt invited provincial and territorial jurisdictions to match the remaining $500,000 cost of the project.
Valcourt wrote the mobile app will provide “information, tools and support that aboriginal women and girls need to make informed choices, whether they are confronting violence, or seeking information regarding its prevention.”
Dawn Harvard, president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, said creation of the app suggests victims are to blame….”
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New app aimed at violence prevention in aboriginal communities also includes articles on cultural appropriation and bullying. (a4w.ca) New app aimed at violence prevention in aboriginal communities also includes articles on cultural appropriation and bullying. (a4w.ca)

By Connie Walker, CBC News Posted: Jun 22, 2015

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt announces funding for new mobile app

Aboriginal Affairs minister Bernard Valcourt is being accused of victim blaming after announcing funding for a new online anti-violence campaign, aimed at aboriginal women and girls.

A mobile app, called A4W Live, was launched on Saturday. It’s part of a national initiative called Action for Women, which focuses on violence prevention among indigenous youth,  including information and articles on dating, celebrities, bullying and identifying domestic abuse.

The federal government pledged $500,000 to fund the campaign and in a letter to Northwest Territories Premier Bob McLeod, Valcourt invited provincial and territorial jurisdictions to match the remaining $500,000 cost of the project.

Valcourt wrote the mobile app will provide “information, tools and support that aboriginal women and…

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