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The first consultation served to identify the key issues, assets and gaps related to women’s experiences of poverty and violence and the second to provide feedback on the draft research findings and recommendations. [...] This conceptualization of poverty, while recognizing the importance of adequate income, simultaneously signals the need to pay attention to human rights and equity, to the central importance of participation in civil society, and to the obligation to enable women to develop their full capabilities by providing the supports and opportunities that they require. [...] It is imperative that the province understand and address the links between poverty and violence in the development of a poverty reduction strategy if the plan is to speak meaningfully to the lives of women and children.11 Poverty and violence against women are intertwined in many ways: 1. Poverty traps women in relationships of various kinds, be they intimate relationships, employment relationshi [...] First Nations and Métis communities are in the best position to determine how to meet the needs of women in their communities.14 Research consistently indicates that the key to ensuring sustainable socio-economic outcomes for Aboriginal communities is to empower community based decision-making in the design and delivery of programs and to provide adequate and sustained resources. [...] Through the project, our goal has been to provide a province-wide reading of the multiple connections between poverty and the many forms of violence in women’s lives, and to develop concrete recommendations to the government of Ontario for inclusion in Ontario’s poverty reduction strategy.



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