Gov­ern­ment sup­ports project to end vi­o­lence against im­mi­grant women and girls

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

The­Honourable Rona Am­brose, Min­is­ter of Public Works and Gov­ern­ment Ser­vices and Min­is­ter for Sta­tus of Women, to­day an­nounced Gov­ern­ment of Canada sup­port for a project that ad­dresses sex­ual vi­o­lence against im­mi­grant women and girls in the Es­trie re­gion of Que­bec.

«Our Gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to end­ing vi­o­lence against women and girls of all ages across Canada,» said Min­is­ter Am­brose. «This project will help en­sure that im­mi­grant women and girls who are vul­ner­a­ble to vi­o­lence will have in­creased ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion and com­mu­nity re­sources.»

The Fédéra­tion des com­mu­nautés cul­turelles de l’es­trie is re­ceiv­ing $111,259 for the 24-month project, Agis­sons en­sem­ble con­tre la vi­o­lence sex­uelle en­vers les je­unes im­mi­grants [Let’s act to­gether to combat sex­ual vi­o­lence against im­mi­grant girls]. This project will em­power and train im­mi­grant girls and their moth­ers on the is­sue of sex­ual vi­o­lence (abuse, ha­rass­ment, ex­ploita­tion

«We are very pleased to have the Gov­ern­ment of Canada’s sup­port for this project, which will ed­u­cate im­mi­grant women and girls on sex­ual vi­o­lence,» said Mr. Henri Mbatika, Pres­i­dent of the Fédéra­tion des com­mu­nautés cul­turelles de l’es­trie. «This project will al­low us to uti­lize var­i­ous creative medi­ums to cre­ate aware­ness such as in­for­ma­tion ses­sions, preven­tion guides, work­shops and the­atri­cal per­for­mances which also in­cludes train­ing to com­mu­nity ser­vice providers in or­der to be bet­ter equipped to as­sist vic­tims of sex­ual vi­o­lence.»

Since 2007, Sta­tus of Women Canada has ap­proved more than $49 mil­lion in projects de­signed to help end vi­o­lence against women and girls across the coun­try. The gov­ern­ment’s sup­port for com­mu­nity-based projects has nearly dou­bled since 20062007, from $10.8 mil­lion to close to $19 mil­lion, its high­est level ever.

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