MONCTON, NB, March 14, 2013 /CNW/ - On behalf of the Honourable Rona
Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister
for Status of Women, Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament for
Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Justice, today announced Government of Canada support for a new project
that will engage immigrant men and boys in ending violence against
women and girls in Greater Moncton.
"Our Government is taking action to protect the most vulnerable women in
Canadian society," said Minister Ambrose. "Violence against women is an
issue for all Canadians to address - women and men, girls and boys. We
must all be part of the solution."
"I'm proud to announce a project that reflects the Government of
Canada's commitment to ending violence against women," said Mr. Goguen.
"The project announced today will make a real difference by increasing
the safety of women and girls in local immigrant communities."
The Centre d'accueil et d'accompagnement francophone des immigrants du
Sud-Est du Nouveau-Brunswick (CAFI) is receiving $129,008 for a 24-month project that will engage immigrant men and boys in
ending violence against women and girls. The goal of the project is to
foster collective action to end gender-based violence.
"CAFI is committed to doing everything possible to help eliminate
violence against women and girls," said Murielle Gagné Ouellette,
President of CAFI's Board of Directors. "We are delighted to be working
with Status of Women Canada on this project, which responds to the need
for education and action to address violence against women and girls in
This project is being supported under Status of Women Canada's recent
Call for Proposals Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and
girls. It aligns with the specific theme of engaging men and boys in ending violence against women and girls.
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 $59 million dollars in
funding has been approved for projects to end violence against women
Canada's theme for International Women's Week and International Women's
Day 2013 was Working Together: Engaging Men to End Violence against Women. International Women's Week took place this year from March 3 to 9,
with International Women's Day on March 8.
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
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