The Kativik Regional Government’s (KRG) female employees celebrated International women’s day with a potluck lunch on Thursday March 8th 2007. The chairperson for the KRG, Mrs. Maggie Emudluk attended the lunch and talked on the theme for the day, which was Ending Violence Against Women, Action for Real Results.

Special guests, Dorothy Mesher and Christina Gordon of Kuujjuaq, and Maureen Cooney from the Kativik Regional Health Board of Health and Social Services were invited to speak about the issues around Ending Violence Against Women, Action for Real Results. The participants shared information about what kind of work is being done in the Kativik region in terms of support for victims of violence and for the prevention of spousal abuse.

“We were reminded that when there is spousal abuse, all family members are victims and not just the woman. Overall, we feel that this was a very successful event and as organizers of the event, we were very pleased.” Said Lisa Epoo and Lili Juteau, who organized the event.