Men Urged To Visibly Oppose Violence Against Women

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 14:31



The chair of the Saskatchewan First Nations Women’s Commission says First Nations men need to support the commission’s work in ending violence against women.


Okanese Chief Mary Anne Daywalker-Pelletier says she knows many men silently support the commission’s work, but she says they need to be more vocal about the issue like the women.


She says many men won’t come out openly and voice their opposition to the violence, especially band leaders.


Daywalker-Pelletier says her community has taken a “zero tolerance” stand against violence — but she admits it is still a problem there, and on other reserves, as well.