Today, the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) issued a new report on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police entitled, “The Toxic Culture of the RCMP: Misogyny, Racism, and Violence against Women in Canada’s National Police Force.” Read our press release here.
Our report, researched and written by Shivangi Misra, Ashley Major, Dr. Pamela Palmater, and Shelagh Day, finds that there is shocking and growing evidence of systemic discrimination and violence against women perpetrated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. FAFIA urges the Government of Canada to immediately establish an independent external review of Canada’s national police force that will address and change its treatment of women, both as an employer and as a service-provider.
You can read and download the report here. An executive summary of the report is also available here.
We are grateful to have our report endorsed by the organizations listed below. We are thankful for their support and hope that this report will contribute to the incredible work going on across Canada to end violence against women, including violence against women by the police.
- The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL)
- The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Accountability and Justice
- The Centre for Legal and Social Responses to Sexual Violence
- Justice for Girls
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Given that we are talking about sexualized violence, we recognize that this report could be triggering for those who have experienced it. Please reach out to if you require support:
Indian Residential School Survivors & Family Hotline: 1-866-925-4419
First Nations & Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line: 1-855-242-3310
Native Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-877-209-1266
Canadian Trafficking Hotline: 1-833-900-1010
Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868
Crisis Services Canada: 1-833-456-4566
*The report does not reflect the views or positions of any of the community groups and organizations referenced. Any information about the official position of the groups referenced should be directed to the specific group or organization.