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New sexual violence response strategy to be introduced in Manitoba – Winnipeg

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A new intimate partner and sexual violence response strategy is being developed in Manitoba.

On Thursday, the provincial government announced that the strategy is being created with local experts over the coming year to ensure that help is available in rural and northern communities.

He said the response will build on the Sexual Assault Nurse Investigator Program currently running in some Winnipeg institutions, and identify other resources that will help prevent and respond to sexual violence.


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Work on the strategy has already begun, the province said, and is led by Dr Yvette Emerson, Dr Vanessa Poliquin and Leslie Spillett.

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More details about the strategy will be shared in the coming months, he said.

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“There is so much more to be done to protect women, girls and two-spirited people, and we will center the experience of these survivors and the expertise of the communities that care for them, to shape the path forward,” said the minister for families Nahanni . Fontaine.

If anyone has experienced sexual violence, or knows someone who has, help is available by calling the Sexual Assault Hotline in Winnipeg at 204-786-8631 or toll-free throughout Manitoba at 1-888-292 -7565.


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