Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day

    Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on International Women’s Day       March 8, 2011 Ottawa, Ontario Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of International Women’s Day: “Our Government is proud to join Canadians in observing the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, a worldwide celebration of women and their outstanding achievements. “This year’s theme, Girls’ Rights Matter, embodies cherished Canadian values, such as … [Read more...]

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An alarming number of women and girls suffer from violence around the world. One billion women will be victims of violence in their lifetime. Make ending violence against women a Canadian and a worldwide priority » All forms of violence are unacceptable violations of human rights. That includes physical altercations with husbands and fathers, rape and other forms of sexual assault, and the painful and disturbing practice of female genital mutilation. Violence not only degrades women, it locks … [Read more...]

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