On the anniversary of the Montreal massacre, December 6 is Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. With the new Minister for the Status of Women listening, it is time for a national strategy on gender violence.
Amanda Sussman / @AmandaSussman
Head of policy and advocacy for Plan International Canada
Amanda Sussman is the Head of Policy and Advocacy for Plan Canada. She has an extensive experience in human rights advocacy with organizations from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. From 1999-2005 she was Senior Human Rights Advisor to Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Previously, she was a key member of the Steering Committee for the 2010 G8/G20 civil society campaign, which led a successful effort on maternal and child health that resulted in 7.3 billion dollars from G8 countries to save the lives of women and children in the developing world.