Co-chairpeople announced for Nova Scotia study on sexual violence

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The department of community services announced the chairwomen for Nova Scotia’s first sexual violence strategy Jan. 31.

The three-year strategy, which will get $2-million per year, will focus on prevention and services for victims.

"I am pleased to announce that Jean Flynn and Rene Ross will co-chair the development of this essential and significant strategy," said Community Services Minister Joanne Bernard. "There is no place in our society for sexual violence. Together we must do more to prevent sexual violence and take better care of its victims."

Flynn and Ross will be on assignment to Community Services from the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

Flynn was a member of the action team on sexual violence and bullying and contributed to the domestic violence action plan and the Hyde Inquiry.

Ross, former executive director of Stepping Stone,  has developed internationally recognized public awareness campaigns and critical research adopted by other experts in the field. She just completed a project on women's economic security in Nova Scotia.

Organizations: Community Services, Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women

Geographic location: Nova Scotia, Stepping Stone

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