Minister Ambrose salutes Calgary Police for their work in addressing violence in the name of "honour"

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 issue."

SOURCE Status of Women Canada

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