This week Council approved the start of a new initiative: Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Exploitation Prevention. My colleague Councillor Esslinger and I will work on this together.
Gender-based violence can come in many forms, including physical, sexual, emotional, financial, and in violations of privacy, such as stalking.
Other Council initiatives include Urban Isolation and Mental Health, as well as the Women’s initiative. Although these are applicable, I believe strongly that the challenges with Gender Based violence require a dedicated effort.