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Community Risk Assessment Tool for Gender-Based Violence in Yukon Communities

The reliable acquisition of and access to gender-based violence (GBV) data in the Yukon is low. People who experience GBV often do not formally report occurrences of violence, and furthermore, those data that are formally reported are often unavailable due to privacy considerations and capacity limitations. As a result, the potential mitigative/response policies, resources and services are often mismatched to or insufficient for the frequency and intensity of GBV occuring in a given Yukon community. 


Instead of relying on individual-driven data to inform community responses to GBV, we are developing a "Yukon GBV community risk assessment framework" to circumvent the above mentioned barriers. 


Using a standardized list of key indicators (eg. absence or presence of a women's shelter, turnover of RCMP in specific community, access to rape kits etc), each Yukon community's capacity to respond to or mitigate GBV will be assessed every quarter using this framework.

The information will then be rendered onto an online interactive dashboard where policy and decision makers, YESAB assessment officers, community advocates and the general public can visualize the variables contributing to a given Yukon community's GBV risk score. 

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  • Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)


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We gratefully acknowledge the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta'an Kwächän Council on whose traditional territories we reside and do our work. We respect each nation's sovereignty and the long history of land and community stewardship and knowledge that shapes this beautiful place.

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Created by: Mobilize Knowledge Consulting

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