OTTAWA, Dec. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of
Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women,
today urged all Canadians to continue their actions to end violence
against women and girls even as the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence draw to a close here and around the world.
"Our Government recognizes that all Canadians - women and girls, men and boys - must be part of the
solution to ending violence against women and girls," said Minister
Ambrose. "Let us reaffirm today that we will continue national,
regional and local community actions to end violence against women and
girls wherever it occurs."
Minister Ambrose noted that Canadians undertook a wide range of
activities this year - as individuals, in community organizations,
governments, and the private sector - to end violence against women and
girls. "I hope the significant momentum created during the 16 Days of Activism this year will inspire Canadians to continue their efforts at ending
violence against women and girls throughout the year."
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence began on November 25, with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and conclude today with International Human Rights Day. The campaign also marked significant dates such as December 6,
Canada's National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.
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, more than $54 million in funding
has been approved for projects that seek to address violence against
women and girls.
SOURCE: Status of Women Canada
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