LONDON, ON, Nov. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Ms. Susan Truppe, Parliamentary
Secretary for Status of Women and Member of Parliament for London North
Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of
Labour and Minister of Status of Women, today announced Government of
Canada funding for the African Community Council that will help support
women and girls who are victims of violence.
"We are working with organizations across the country to end violence
against women and girls and to offset the effects of violence within
families and throughout our communities," said Susan Truppe. "This
project will reduce gender-based violence making London safer for
"Our Government is committed to protecting women and girls from all
forms of violence, and holding offenders accountable for their
actions," said Minister Leitch. "We are helping victims of violence
receive the support they need in their communities."
The African Community Council in London is receiving $97,454 for a project to identify and address the barriers that African women
and girls, who have been victims of violence, face in accessing
programs and services. A multi-agency strategy will be developed to
address these barriers and enhance the availability of appropriate
"The African Community Council is very pleased to collaborate with
Status of Women Canada to create a more effective response to
gender-based violence in our community," said Mr. Deeq Abdi, Executive
Director of the organization. "We want to do all we can to support
women and girls who are victims of violence in London."
The Government of Canada is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls while strengthening families,
communities and the country. Through Status of Women Canada, federal
support for community-based projects has nearly doubled since
2006-2007, supporting more than 600 projects across Canada. Since 2007,
the Harper Government has approved more than $62 million in funding
through Status of Women Canada for projects to end violence against
women and girls.
Later this month, Canadians will recognize 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, and will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on November 25, 2013, as well as Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against
Women on December 6, 2013.
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
For further information:
For media inquiries only:
Director of Communications
Office of the Hon. Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, P.C.,
O. Ont., M.P.
Minister of Labour and Minister of
Status of Women
For all other inquiries, contact:
Director General, Communications and
Status of Women Canada
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