Government of Canada launches call for proposals to end violence against women and girls

OTTAWA, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, today announced the launch of a Call for Proposals for projects that will prevent and reduce violence against women and girls in Canada.

"Our government is taking concrete steps in the prevention and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls by helping communities address this important issue," said Minister Ambrose. "By inviting proposals for projects that address violence against women and girls, we are working together to create safe communities for all."

The Government of Canada will accept funding applications for the call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, in four thematic areas:

  1. Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in high-risk neighbourhoods (Deadline: October 12, 2012);
  2. Engaging men and boys in ending violence against women and girls (Deadline: October 12, 2012);
  3. Preventing and reducing violence against women and girls in the name of "honour" (Deadline: November 9, 2012); and
  4. Preventing and reducing the trafficking of women and girls through community planning (Deadline: November 9, 2012).

Eligible organizations must address a number of predetermined criteria in their responses. For more information on this call for proposals, Working Together: Engaging communities to end violence against women and girls, please visit women.gc.ca.

For more information on Status of Women Canada and funding available through the Women's Program, please visit women.gc.ca.

SOURCE: Status of Women Canada

For further information:

For media inquiries only:

Michelle Bakos
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
819 997-5421

For all other inquiries, contact: 

Nanci-Jean Waugh
Director General
Communications and
Public Affairs
Status of Women Canada
613 995-7839

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For news releases and information on Status of Women Canada, go to women.gc.ca


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