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NEWS: Nunavut August 07, 2018 - 1:30 pm

Nunavut seeks proposals for women’s empowerment initiatives

Projects to run from October 2018 to March 2019

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Elisapee Sheutiapik is Nunavut’s minister of family services. The department she oversees is seeking proposals for community-based projects that aim to promote women’s empowerment in the territory. (FILE PHOTO)
Elisapee Sheutiapik is Nunavut’s minister of family services. The department she oversees is seeking proposals for community-based projects that aim to promote women’s empowerment in the territory. (FILE PHOTO)

Nunavut’s Department of Family Services is calling for proposals for community-based projects that aim to promote women’s empowerment in the territory.

The projects have to be carried out between Oct. 15, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

Individuals, community-based non-profit organizations and municipal corporations can apply for funding under the following headings:

• Leadership skills

• Employment

• Economic self-sufficiency

• Wellness

• Self-reliance

• Traditional knowledge

The amount of funding available was not included in the call for proposals.

Those interested in applying can contact, the family violence project officer, here or at 867 975-5236, for copies of the application, guidelines or any other questions.

If applicable, applicants must provide proof of current standing with Nunavut Legal Registries.

The application deadline is Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. EST.

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(2) Comments:

#1. Posted by Colin on August 12, 2018

Can we also have a Men’s empowerment initiative? This doesn’t is not meant to take away from the woman’s empowerment initiative but I think Men need it too, look at Suicide up here, majority are men, violence, drug and alcohol abuse, so many issues. We need more initiatives, programs to help our men too.

#2. Posted by Left behind on August 13, 2018

Everyone gets all fuzzy inside for helping women get empowered. This sort of thing assumes that men have all of the power and that it is women’s job to take it back. Most of the young men I know are really beat down and having a hard time living and surviving, committing suicide at rates that the rest of the world is irking at, trust us, we dont have any power that you ladies dont. We cant even get around to becoming the good men that would empower our women because we are seen as some threat to them. I for one am a man, I have done everything I can in life to stay straight, and I do not feel like I have any more power to give away. Also, ive been abused by women for alot of my life, and the myth that all women are innocent and powerless and at the mercy of dangerous men is getting old. This is a dangerous and frustrating conversation we all need to have…We men here are also feeling powerless, and I can already hear the heckling ladies too happy to see an angry man struggle

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