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Two Minute Action:Federal Program Aims to Reduce Sexual Violence

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Check out this article  from the Montreal Gazette.

Almost $355,000 has been earmarked by the federal government to help reduce sexual violence. Minister of State for the status of women, Helena Guergis says that the three year project in the Matane region will target the “hypersexualization of girls as a root cause of dating violence”.

Email Helena Guergis at guergh@parl.gc.ca to let her know that you strongly support the funding of programs that seek to end sexual violence and to encourage more funding across the country.

In 2006 the National Film Board of Canada in partnership with YWCA Montreal produced the documentary “Sexy Inc: Our children Under Influence” about the pressures from on young girls to be sexy and provocative.


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