October 4th is the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

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The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) Inquiry concluded over a year ago by asserting that the ongoing systemic neglect and legacy of colonial violence imposed upon Indigenous women and girls constitutes genocide.  Despite this, a year later, Indigenous women and girls continue to be violated and marginalized at rates much higher than those in the general population.

For nearly 50 years, Dixon Transition Society’s main focus has been to eliminate violence against women and children.  However, over the past few years, inspired by the hearings and findings of the MMIWG Inquiry, we have come to understand that this group of Canadians has been tragically underserved and under-protected.  While the Inquiry calls on the Federal, Provincial and Indigenous Governments as well as the RCMP to implement changes based on the 200 recommendations, and Dixon has pivoted its perspective and begun offering culturally sensitive services that are relevant to Indigenous women, all Canadians have responsibilities to make this better.

So today, October 4th, as we observe the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, we add our voice to the collective call to bring an end to the injustices suffered by Canada’s Indigenous Women and Girls.  As Canadians, let’s make a change.  Let’s look at this issue through an empathetic lens.  Let’s create some space for understanding of the causes of the systemic abuses that our fellow Canadians continue to experiences.  And let’s begin by acknowledging that everyone should be entitled to lives free from violence. 

Join us as we take a look into just how pervasive violence against Indigenous women and girls is, and some of the reasons behind it.

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Unemployment, Women and Domestic Violence

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US presidential candidate Joe Biden recently remarked that “a job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about your dignity. It’s about your place in the community.”

Biden’s remarks ring especially true for survivors of violence against women. As many of these women know, a good paying job is essential to their ability to flee abuse.

Today we are discussing unemployment from a feminist perspective. We’ll be looking at and the ways in which jobs are an important safeguard for protecting women from violence.

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Meet Dixon: Jasmine, Women’s Support Worker

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As part of our series introducing you to some of the amazing members of Dixon’s team, we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine! Throughout her journey with Dixon, Jasmine has had undertaken many different roles.  Today, she works as a women’s support worker in our transition houses. 

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