Thursday, December 6, 2012

 

Federal Gov't News

No Silence on Violence

Protecting women and girls is a national priority

Released by Robert Pearsall, PA to MP Mark Strahl

 

n the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, Chilliwack-Fraser Canyon MP, Mark Strahl called on all constituents to work together to end violence against women.

 

"Everyone can play a role in eliminating violence against women and girls." Strahl added, "We can all speak out on emerging forms of violence, such as so-called honour-based violence and human trafficking."

The Conservative Government has taken significant steps to protect our communities, and help ensure the safety of girls and women, including:

  • passing the Safe Streets and Communities Act, to improve the safety of all Canadians, particularly the most vulnerable members of society;
     

  • launching the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking;
     

  • increasing the penalties for violent crimes; and
     

  • improving the availability of testimonial aids for vulnerable adult victims/witnesses, including women who have experienced violence.

More than $54 million has been approved since 2007 for projects that specifically address violence against women and girls. By working at the community level, the Conservative Government is improving the lives of women and girls across Canada.
 

 

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