The Executive Director of Rowan House is pleased with the government's plan to remove the two year limitation for sexual and domestic violence survivors to pursue civil action in court.
Sherrie Botten says reparations aren't usually something they think about first after escaping an abusive situation.
"We're really excited to see Bill 2 go through, this really allows women to take the time they need to heal themselves and before they also feel they're pressured to proceed with legal proceedings," Botten says.
She says the women busy receiving counselling while at the same time looking for housing and getting food and the basics while still taking care of their children.
"We have had a number of women who have missed that deadline cut-off to proceed and so that's often another difficult thing for women, when they're finally at a point where they see they can do something to get some retribution back from the harm that they've been done and they've passe that two year deadline and so we see that often," she says.
Botten says she was very happy to see the inclusion of domestic violence survivors in the legislation and hopes it passes quickly.
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