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Actions to Address Violence Against Women in Nova Scotia Timeline, 1974-2012 (Part 1 of 6, 1974-1980)

This album is organized around a timeline of community actions, government actions, and community-government collaborations working to address domestic violence and violence against women in Nova Scotia. It is broken into 6 parts, and each section of the timeline is followed with documents and/or images that are associated with that section of the timeline.

Actions to Address Violence Against Women in Nova Scotia, 1974-1980.

Community Highlights:

1972: Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association created.
1973: Halifax’s Micmac Native Friendship Center opens.
1974:
-Breton St Women’s Centre opens (Halifax) (closed in 1975).
-New Start, a men’s intervention program, begins (Halifax).
1976:
-Pictou County Women’s Centre opens.
-Nova Scotia Native Women’s Association (NSNWA) is incorporated.
1978: Bryony House opens in Halifax.
1979: Nova Scotia Association of Black Social Workers formed.
1977: Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women established under the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Regulations with the mandate to advise the provincial government on issues of interest and concern to women, and to work to make sure issues affecting the lives of Nova Scotia women become part of the government’s plan.>

Government Highlight:

1975: Government of Nova Scotia appoints a seven-member Task Force on the Status of Women (as seen in the next image)

Community-Government Highlight:

1977: Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women established under the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Act and the Advisory Council on the Status of Women Regulations with the mandate to advise the provincial government on issues of interest and concern to women, and to work to make sure issues affecting the lives of Nova Scotia women become part of the government’s plan.

Date: (2013)

Reference:  Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women 

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