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Yukon Advisory Committee on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit+ People releases priority action items

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The Yukon Advisory Committee (YAC) on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit+ People has released Priority Action Items for Changing the Story to Upholding Dignity and Justice: Yukon’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two-spirit+ People (MMIWG2S+) Strategy.

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This document builds on what the committee learned from partners, families and Survivors at the May 2022 MMIWG2S+ Accountability Forum. It also offers guidance to the many Yukon governments and organizations that signed on to the strategy as they begin work together on the most pressing priorities before the committee releases the strategy’s full joint implementation plan in 2023.

Today’s release adds two additional priority action items to the ten priorities announced at the forum. These two new items are in direct response to what the committee heard from families and Survivors at the forum. They include transportation and communications, and engaging men and boys in ending violence against women.

The document also identifies concrete objectives, organizational leads, milestones and considerations for the strategy’s 12 priority action items. These additional details will guide signatories in their work on the strategy’s action items while also providing clear deliverables to monitor the strategy’s progress and ensure accountability.

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