VANCOUVER, June 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister
of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of
Women, today announced support to MOSAIC (Multilingual Orientation
Service Association for Immigrant Communities) for a project in
Vancouver that addresses the issue of violence against women and girls
committed in the name of so-called "honour".
"Our Government is committed to protecting women, girls and other
vulnerable persons from all forms of violence, and to holding offenders
accountable for their acts," said Minister Ambrose. "We are pleased to
partner with MOSAIC on their new project to address acts of violence
committed in the name of so-called 'honour'."
MOSAIC is receiving $200,000 for a 24-month project to identify strategies for addressing violence
committed in the name of so-called "honour." The project will work with immigrant women from diverse ethno-cultural
communities in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. MOSAIC will engage
immigrant men and boys in the project as well as a broad range of
partners. The project will build partnerships and collaboration between
community agencies and stakeholders so they can better identify and
respond to the specific needs of women and girls.
"We are committed to ending all forms of violence against women and
girls" said Ms. Ninu Kang, Director of Family Programs at the MOSAIC
organization. "We are very pleased to partner with the Government of
Canada on this project to develop strategies addressing violence
committed in the name of so-called "honour", which violates the rights
and dignity of women and girls in our community."
The Harper Government is committed to supporting projects that yield
concrete results for women and girls in Canada while strengthening
families, communities and the country. Since 2007, the government has
supported over 600 projects and has raised its support to its highest
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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