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Status of Women committee  I think it's important to remember that there's an awful lot of women out there with invisible disabilities. Coming back to some of the data I've shared, this is quantitative data that needs to be deepened by properly attacking these questions from a longitudinal perspective and

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I just wanted to affirm what Julie said and remind everyone that based on some of the information I've shared already, it's quite clear that while we haven't been talking about it, and perhaps you haven't been hearing it from any of the other witnesses—it's not a reflection on th

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Are you talking about the sex work study?

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I don't know for sure. It was done by a group in British Columbia. I could certainly find out. It was probably the provincial government in British Columbia, since it was a B.C.-based study.

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Largely what is happening, and from most of what I've picked up—I think this is a really important point to make, and it's a piece of work DAWN is working on now—is that lots and lots of research gets done and the disability lens is either not applied or the disability research i

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  No; no meaningful change.

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  No. There's a huge problem with housing and institutionalization of women and girls with disabilities.

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I can't state it strongly enough: it begins with recognizing that the resources simply aren't there. The work we're doing through our current project on legislation, policy, and service responses affirms what we've known for a long time at DAWN Canada, and further affirms what

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  There aren't any that I'm aware of. There's certainly research going on, as I said. I think that's where Canadians and the Government of Canada have an opportunity to lead on this. We have been leading on the issue of addressing violence against women, and I think this is an impo

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  That's right.

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  I appreciate that you've taken the time to look carefully at that study. It's a very important piece of work, and I'm glad you've asked these questions. To be really clear, we are criminalizing women with disabilities. We are doing this in terms of the homeless population. Again

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton

Status of Women committee  Good afternoon, everyone. I would like to begin today by recognizing that we are in a time of truth and reconciliation here in Canada with our indigenous sisters and brothers and acknowledge that we are gathered today on the territory of the Algonquin Nation. I would also lik

November 23rd, 2016Committee meeting

Bonnie Brayton