Peterborough resident wants more done for Indigenous women and girls with disabilities –

Dr. Lynn Gehl calls on MP Monsef to investigate why needed services are not being received

A Peterborough resident has launched a petition to bring awareness to federal politicians about Indigenous women and girls who have a disability and are unable to access services that they are entitled to.

Dr. Lynn Gehl launched the petition in July, calling on area MP Maryam Monsef, minister for women and gender equality and rural economic development, to investigate why Indigenous women and girls who are disabled are not receiving needed services.

She says Indigenous women and girls are not getting help with even such services such as filing for government status, but Gehl is equally concerned that those with disabilities are becoming targets for predators after not getting the services they need.

“First of all, this is not a petition against Hon. Monsef.  This is a petition to ask for her help.  She is in a position to do something and aid Indigenous girls who live in the City of Peterborough.”

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