Missing women roundtable planned

Missing women roundtable planned The Victoria Faulkner Women's Centre and Yukon College will host a round table on the topic of missing and murdered aboriginal women next week. The event will mark the International Day of the Girl.

The Victoria Faulkner Women’s Centre and Yukon College will host a round table on the topic of missing and murdered aboriginal women next week.

The event will mark the International Day of the Girl.

The event will include a panel discussion with representatives from Victoria Faulkner, Yukon College, the Whitehorse Aboriginal Women’s Circle and Bringing Youth Towards Equality (BYTE).

“We have a responsibility to address the discrimination, violence, and inequality facing women and girls in our own communities,” said Hillary Aitken, program co-ordinator with Victoria Faulkner, in a news release.

“In particular, it is not acceptable that aboriginal women and girls experience violence at much higher rates than their non-aboriginal counterparts.”

The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 15 at noon in the Pit, just inside the main entrance of Yukon College.