Media Advisory - Rose Campaign takes on Sexual Assault: Never Blame the Victim

YWCA Canada launches #NeverBlameTheVictim to kick off Rose Campaign 2016 and the 16 Days of Global Activism Against Gender-based Violence

OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2016 /CNW/ -


YWCA Canada press conference to kick off the annual Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls, and the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. YWCA Canada will launch #NeverBlametheVictim.


Ann Decter, Director of Advocacy & Public Policy, YWCA Canada

Viviana Fernandez, Board Member, Women in International Security Canada, coordinators of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence in Canada

Francyne Joe, Interim President, Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), hosting the REDress Project on Parliament Hill

Lise Martin, Executive Director, Canadian Network of Women's Shelters & Transition Houses on the Federal Strategy on Gender-based Violence


Anju Dhillon, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women


Friday, November 25, 2016, 10:00am-10:30 am EST

Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery - Charles Lynch Room

130-S Centre Block, Parliament Hill


About YWCA Canada:
YWCA Canada is the country's oldest and largest women's multi-service organization. Our 32 Member Associations across the country serve women and girls in nine provinces and two territories. YWCA Canada is the nation's single largest provider of shelter to women and children fleeing violence. For more information visit, find us on Twitter @YWCA_Canada or at


For further information: For information and interviews: Laura Tilley, Communications Manager, YWCA Canada, 416-962-8881 x 233.


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