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MP Mark Warawa Calls on Constituents to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls
Langley, BC – Today Mark Warawa , Member of Parliament for Langley called on all constituents to work together to end violence against women and girls in our community and across Canada, during the international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

“The Government of Canada is taking action to address violence against women and girls in communities across Canada,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women. “We recognize that all Canadians – women and girls, men and boys – must do their part to help end violence against women and girls.”

“The Government of Canada remains deeply committed to addressing the issue of violence against women and girls,” said MP Warawa.  “I encourage all residents in Langley to be more than a bystander, and to help raise awareness, to shine a light on this important issue, and promote safety and security for all.”

The international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence started on November 25th .  It began with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and wraps up on December 10, International Human Rights Day. This period includes December 6, Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women.

“As part of the activism being undertaken, I encourage Canadians to #protectgirls and Support M408!”, says Warawa. Motion 408 calls on Parliament to condemn discrimination against females occurring through sex-selective pregnancy termination.  “Download and sign my petition on M408, at www.markwarawa.com”.

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. There are now 550 related projects across Canada.

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 Government of Canada is improving the lives of women and girls across Canada.