EDMONTON, AB, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, participated in the launch earlier this week of the White Out Domestic Violence Campaign at Edmonton City Centre.
"I am pleased to support this worthwhile local campaign, which is raising both awareness of domestic violence among Edmontonians and financial support for the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters," said Minister Ambrose. "The White Out Domestic Violence Campaign is helping to address a most serious form of violence, one that often targets girls and women and one that takes place behind closed doors."
The White Out Domestic Violence Campaign calls on supporters to declare their opposition to domestic violence by wearing white ribbons and by taking a pledge "never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women."
Now in its second year, the White Out Domestic Violence Campaign is a public awareness initiative sponsored by Edmonton City Centre with support from a number of partners, including the International Council of Shopping Centers. Proceeds from the campaign go to the Alberta Council of Women's Shelters, a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to ending violence against women.
Since 2007, through the Women's Program of Status of Women Canada, more than $54 million in funding has been approved for projects that address violence against women and girls.
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