CALGARY, AB, June 18, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister
of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of
Women, today saluted the Calgary Police Service on their innovative
approaches to addressing family violence, and violence against women
and girls committed in the name of "honour."
"I applaud the work of the Calgary Police Service in addressing family
violence and violence against women and girls committed in the name of
'honour,'" said Minister Ambrose. "It is only by working together, and
by enhancing our knowledge and understanding of this issue that we will
end all forms of violence against women and girls."
Over the past year, the Calgary Police Service has undertaken training,
dialogue and networking with community-based groups. As a result,
officers are gaining invaluable skills, understanding and knowledge on
how to effectively detect, deal with and prevent all forms of family
violence, including violence against women and girls committed in the
name of "honour."
"I am proud our government continues to take strong action to ensure the
equality, safety and security of women and girls in communities across
Canada. We are committed to ending violence against women and girls in
all its forms, including violence committed in the name of 'honour,'"
Minister Ambrose added. "I salute the Calgary Police Service, other
police forces, such as those in Kingston, Montréal, Toronto and
Vancouver, and organizations across Canada that are addressing this
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
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