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.