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Violence and Abuse Prevention

Gender-Based Violence

National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

On December 11, 2018, we made oral and written submissions to the Inquiry in conjunction with AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women’s Association, Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik, Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre, and Manitoba Inuit Association.

Pilimmaksarniq: Engaging Men and Boys in Reducing Violence Against Women and Girls

This project is meant to increase awareness and to strengthen coping skills among Inuit men and boys in an effort to reduce gender-based violence within Inuit communities. The associated toolkit is a set of documents that provide the information necessary to begin a men’s group.

Residential Schools

Virtual Quilt

The ‘virtual quilt’ was designed to give voice and expression to Inuit women’s unique experiences and lasting impacts of Residential Schools as a national Residential Schools commemoration initiative.

Children and Youth

Believe-Ask-Connect

A collection of resources to help people help others who are experiencing violence. Here you will find posters with helpful words and suggestions, as well as video messages about violence and resilience.

I'm Happy Because I'm Safe

A campaign developed to promote the protection of Inuit children and reduce the incidence of violence and child abuse. The fact sheets and videos developed from this project aim to raise public awareness of Inuit children and youth on the issue of online safety.

Health

Sexual Health

Tavva: National Inuit Sexual Health Strategy

The goal of Tavva is to advocate for meaningful Inuit involvement in the design, delivery and evaluation of culturally and linguistically appropriate awareness campaigns, community actions, prevention programs and health services that enable all Inuit to be sexually healthy throughout their lives.

Ikajurniq: An Inuit Cascade of Care Framework for Sexually Transmitted & Blood Borne Infections

The Cascade of Care builds on best practices in prevention and treatment of STBBIs in Canada, while recognizing both the particular challenges and the known enablers in reaching, testing and treating Inuit with STBBIs in Northern communities.

Tukisiviit: Do You Understand?

This resource intends to provide Inuit patients and caregivers, as well as healthcare professionals, plain language information in English and five major dialects of Inuktitut.

Naturally Curious: Talking to Inuit Youth about Sexual Health

The booklet and videos for this campaign aim to encourage Inuit adults and youth to learn more about sexual health and continue to normalize the conversation in their communities.

Cancer

Inuusinni Aqqusaaqtara – My Journey

Easy-to-read cancer information in English and regional dialects of Inuktitut for people with cancer, their caregivers and healthcare professionals. Resources developed include a series of cancer journey videos and two books for Inuit cancer patients – one with cancer information and the other as a personal journal.

Kaggutiq Inuit Cancer Glossary

This glossary contains helpful explanations of commonly used terms and procedures within the diagnosis and treatment of various forms of cancer in English and five dialects of Inuktitut.

MATERNAL HEALTH

Born on the Land with Helping Hands: The Inuit Women's Guide to a Health Pregnancy

This calendar aims to preserve Inuit women midwifery practices. In addition to serving as a calendar to include important medical information, it also contains helpful traditional knowledge that Inuit midwives have known for thousands of years.

Social and Economic Development

Economic Independence

Inuit Women in Business Network (IWBN)

The IWBN (www.iwbn.ca) has a variety of resources for Inuit businesswomen. There is a mentorship project model available in English and Inuktitut, created to connect women in earlier stages of business development with women with significant business experience. There are also resources for women interested in starting a business or growing their current business. Most recently, we published a guide (available in English and Inuktitut) and a series of eight how-to-videos on using Facebook and Etsy for Business. We have also published videos and stories of IWBN members from both Inuit Nunangat and urban areas.

Opportunities in Mining Procurement

For Inuit businesswomen looking to work with the mining industry, this project presents a map of current mining projects in the North, information on the needs of mining companies at different stages and some examples and lessons learned from women who have done business with mining companies.

Social Development

Understanding the Needs of Urban Inuit Women

This research report analyzes why Inuit women move to urban areas from Inuit Nunangat, in addition to identifying the gaps in culturally-relevant services. Accompanying the research report are infographics which outline the ‘push and pull’ factors relating to the movement of Inuit women to urban areas, as well as urban-specific demographics.

The Amauti and Intellectual Property Rights

This report details a workshop held by Pauktuutit that served as the first national consultation with Inuit women in Canada on the issues of protecting their cultural property, traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights in the context of the amauti.