Statement by The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement

November 25, 2015

Ottawa, Ontario – The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women:

“Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which also marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

On this day, we are reminded that violence, and the threat of violence, are daily realities for too many women and girls. This violence victimizes women and their families and creates chaos in countless lives. In short – this is not just a women’s issue – it affects us all – and we must all be part of the solution.

If each of us takes action, we can help make Canada safer, more respectful and supportive – not just for women and girls – but for all Canadians.”

For more information

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

For media inquiries only:

Nanci-Jean Waugh
Director General, Communications and Public Affairs
Status of Women Canada
Tel: 819-420-6810


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