The Canadian government announced this Friday a plan to provide more than $ 50 million to support organizations that help and house victims of gender-based violence in the country.
“Nobody should have to choose between violence at home or a pandemic on the street,” said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on his Twitter account.
The plan includes a budget of more than $ 10 million (€ 8.5 million) for accommodations and centers for victims of sexual assault, as well as a similar amount for organizations that combat gender-based violence in indigenous communities, as detailed by the government in a statement .
In addition, the program allocates more than $ 30 million (€ 25.6 million) to associations dealing with gender-based violence to assist them due to the “increasing demand for their services” during the coronavirus pandemic.
This is the second package of aid to this type of organization approved by the government, led by Justin Trudeau, who started a program with the same amount of money at the start of the pandemic that reached more than 1,000 organizations in Canada.