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NWT Women’s Groups Issue Territory-Wide Challenge to Take Gender‑Based Analysis+ Training

Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) is an analytical tool we can use to ensure programs and policies are reflective of our society. The Status of Women Council of the NWT, Native Women's Association of the NWT, Yellowknife Women's Society and YWCA of Yellowknife challenge our NWT politicians, policy makers and individuals to take the short introduction to GBA+ online training to show their commitment to inclusive and equitable policy and programming.

We are challenging you to make this commitment by Canada Day - July 1. Those who have taken the training are encouraged to take a picture with their certificates and upload them to social media, tagging any or all of the women’s groups. You can also send a photo or scan of your certificate by email to the Status of Women Council of the NWT (council@statusofwomen.nt.ca) The Status of Women Council will post a list of those who have completed the training on their Facebook page to recognize their commitment to gender equality. The training link is GBA+ training: http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/gba-acs/course-cours/eng/mod00/mod00_01_01.html

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Status of Women Council Vision

Equality for women

Economic equality

Communities, workplaces and families
free from violence against women

A society that respects and includes
the diverse experiences and perspectives
of all women


Projects and Services

  • Prevention of violence against women and children, and support for victims of violence

  • Women and family law issues

  • Prevention of harassment in the workplace

  • Education and training of girls and women

  • Encouraging women’s leadership skills and full participation in community and political decision-making

  • Human rights, including human rights education, advocacy, and a better system for those who file complaints

  • Special Projects

The Staff of the Status of Women Council of the NWT are here to serve women across the Northwest Territories. The Staff of the Status of Women Council of the NWT are: Lorraine Phaneuf, Executive Director; Annemieke Mulders, Programs and Research Manager; and Samantha Thomas, Community Development Coordinator.