COBOURG, ON, June 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister
of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of
Women, today congratulated Rick Norlock, MP for Northumberland Quinte
West, and the other participants in the 5th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: the International Men's March to Stop Rape,
Sexual Assault and Gender Violence taking place in Cobourg, Ontario.
The event, which raises funds for Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention
Centre, calls on men and boys to promote awareness and demonstrate
their support for ending violence against women and girls by walking
for one mile in a pair of women's high-heeled shoes.
"I applaud the men and boys in Cobourg and the surrounding area who are
participating in this important community event. They recognize that
responsibility for violence against women rests with all of us and that
only by working together will we solve this enduring problem," said
"Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre is an important
organization in Northumberland that provides a much-needed service to
families throughout the riding," said Mr. Norlock. "I support this
annual event, which boldly raises awareness of the need to end family
violence. I also applaud my fellow walkers for their support,
encouragement and ability to shine a light on this often unseen issue."
The Government of Canada is committed to ending all forms of violence
against women and girls. Since 2007, more than $49 million in federal
funding has been approved for projects that seek to address this
serious issue. By working at the community level, we are improving the
lives of women and girls across Canada.
SOURCE Status of Women Canada
For further information:
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Works and
Government Services and
Minister for Status of Women
Director General, Communications and
Status of Women Canada
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