EDMONTON, Nov. 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, called on
Canadians to join the worldwide 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence by launching a call for proposals for projects to address violence against women on university and
"Our Government is taking targeted and effective action to end violence
against women and girls," said Minister Ambrose. "By inviting proposals
for projects that address violence against women and girls on
university and college campuses, we are engaging young people to tackle
a major health and safety issue."
From now until January 27, 2012, the Government of Canada, through Status of Women Canada, will accept
funding proposals for projects that seek to end violence against women
on university and college campuses.
"Over the past several years, our government has taken action to help
women be safer, more secure and more economically successful," said
Minister Ambrose. "With funding from our government, we now have an
opportunity to address the pressing issue of violence against women in
university and college campus communities."
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence begin on November 25 with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The 16 Days encompass Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women on December 6, and conclude on December 10.
The Government of Canada is committed to funding projects that
strengthen Canadian families and communities. Through Status of Women
Canada alone, the government's support for community-based projects has
nearly doubled since 2006-2007, growing from $10.8 million to close to
$19 million - its highest level ever.
For more information on Status of Women Canada and funding available
through the Women's Program, please visit www.swc-cfc.gc.ca.
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SOURCE Status of Women Canada
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