The Blueprint Project: Discussion Paper

The Blueprint Project sought to carry out a gender-based analysis of the impact of policy and systems on women’s safety and to develop recommendations and actions to promote the integration of gender considerations into decision-making processes on the issue of women’s safety, with a focus on the experiences of women living in Toronto.

This report summarizes the groundwork laid by earlier reports and refocuses on the policy intersections that inadvertently put women who experience violence at increased risk. The report also proposes a framework for assessing the determinants of women’s safety. The report catalogues many of the services, interventions and innovations being undertaken by various service providers to address the front-line realities experienced by women, and to advance women’s safety and equality. Looking towards the future, the report provides a map of potential areas of focus for service delivery and policy design.

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