On November 25, 2020, key leaders across Canada received a call to action from the federal government. The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Canada’s Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development, reached out with a two-pronged question: First, what actions should the government take to address gender-based violence? And second, how can the government support the work?
In response to the call, Dr. Caroline Claussen and Lana prepared a report outlining four evidence-informed goals and several concrete, practical steps the government should take to mobilize more men and boys in preventing gender-based violence and advancing gender equality in Canada.
The report’s main recommendation is that Canada should develop a sustainable funding model that supports innovative ways to get more men and boys involved in the anti-violence movement. The goals described in the report are designed as a foundation on which the federal government can build its national action plan to end gender-based violence.