|RCMP arresting Freda Huson, founder of the Unist’ot’en healing center, to clear the way for building a gas pipeline on Wet’suwet’en land (Narwhal, 2/10/20). (photo: Amber Bracken/Narwhal) Journalist Amber Bracken was arrested in November.|
THE TOXIC CULTURE OF THE RCMP: MISOGYNY, RACISM AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN CANADA’S NATIONAL POLICE FORCE
A Report by The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (May 2022)
The evidence of systemic discrimination and violence against women perpetrated by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is shocking, and it is growing. This is the conclusion of a new report on Canada’s national police force issued May 9, 2022 by the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA). FAFIA says that it is time to act.
The Government of Canada is committed to “address[ing] the profound systemic inequities and disparities that remain present …in our core institutions” and to “accelerat[ing] action to reform the RCMP.” It is time for independent review and transformational change.