OTTAWA, March 7, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Government of Canada and
the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government
Services and Minister for Status of Women, Minister of State Alice Wong
today joined International Women's Day celebrations at Ottawa's Chinese
Community Services Centre. Canada's 2013 theme is Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women.
"The Harper Government is committed to eliminating violence against
women and girls," said Minister Ambrose. "Our government has been
working with communities to improve the safety and security of women -
funding hundreds of projects across Canada to end violence against
women and girls."
International Women's Week takes place this year from March 3 to 9, with
International Women's Day on March 8. Canada's theme this year reflects
the reality that far too many women and girls face violence, or the
threat of violence, in their daily lives and everyone must be part of
the solution to ending it.
"I am pleased to join with everyone celebrating International Women's
Day at Ottawa's Chinese Community Services Centre. As we recognize the
tremendous contributions of women and girls to our families and
communities, let us also recommit to their safety and security as key
elements of their success and prosperity," said Minister of State Wong.
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls in Canada while strengthening
families, communities and the country. Through Status of Women Canada,
the government's support for community-based projects has nearly
doubled since 2006-2007, from $10.8 million to close to $19 million,
its highest level ever. Since 2007, close to $57 million dollars in
funding has been approved for projects to end violence against women
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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