National Action Plan (NAP) on Violence Against Women (VAW) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV)
Today’s the day! In anticipation of the Federal Budget 2021 being unveiled on April 19, we’re starting the #WhatWillItTake social media campaign.
Women’s Shelters Canada was asked and funded by the department of Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) to develop a strategic engagement with anti-violence leaders across Canada to inform the development of a National Action Plan (NAP) on Violence Against Women (VAW) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Our preliminary findings were released today: www.endvaw.ca/nap-on-vaw. Our final report will be submitted to WAGE on April 30, 2021.
So, what will it take to end gender-based violence in Canada?
What it will take is the federal government to lead the way with bold, ambitious, intersectional investment.
Campaign Objective: To draw the attention of key politicians and their staffers to our budget asks over a blitz period.
Campaign Timeline: April 1-April 19, 2021
Our Budget Asks:
- Make escalating gender-based violence in Canada a central consideration in Budget 2021
- Make good on election platform promises of $30 million to develop a National Action Plan – earmark it for establishing and overseeing the 10-year National Action Plan that was promised, not for consultations or short projects
- Ensure $250 million is earmarked for ongoing emergency COVID-19 related GBV response while the NAP proper gets started
- Fund a diverse and sustainable women’s movement by answering the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s call for $400 million in funding for ongoing, long-term operational funding to women-serving agencies and equity-seeking organizations
What We’re Asking You to Do:
- Use our sample tweets and posts – or create your own – on your organization’s social media channels
- Re-tweet Women’s Shelters Canada’s tweets
- Use the hashtags to see what other organizations are tweeting and re-tweet them
- Key hashtags: #NAPonVAW and #Budget2021
- Other hashtags: #cdnpoli #canpoli #canfem #NAPonGBV #endVAW