M - 77
Warawa Calls on Parliament to join Canadians and world leaders in condemning gender-based violence
October 19, 2016
Ottawa, ON – Today, Langley—Aldergrove Member of Parliament, Mark Warawa announced the introduction of his Private Members Business Motion (M-77): A Motion to Protect Girls. The motion calls for Parliament to join Canadians and world leaders in condemning a violent form of gender-based discrimination, known as sex selection.
“Right now, over 200 million women and girls are Missing…Gone…forever! There is an extremely dangerous gender imbalance…not enough women and girls. This global crisis is called gendercide and is caused by sex selection.
“The world has become a very dangerous place for girls because many prefer boys over girls. Gender-based violence begins for girls before they are born.
“Numerous studies and documentaries are revealing that sex selection is occurring in Canada. World leaders and Canadians are speaking out against sex selection:
“92% of Canadians believe that sex-selection should be illegal in Canada
“Canadian Gynaecologists and Radiologists strongly oppose sex selection.
“It’s time to join the voices that are speaking out against sex selection.
“I ask this Parliament to support Motion No. 77, and join Canadians, the United Nations, and world leaders in condemning all forms of gender-based violence against women and girls.”