OTTAWA – Bob Zimmer, Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies issued the following statement today:
“People around the world are coming together to recognize today as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and to raise awareness about gender-based violence.
“Every minute of every day women and children across the country and around the world are affected by violence. It destroys families and lives, weakens the fabric of our society and takes a heavy toll on our communities and our economy.
“As a father and a husband, I urge all residents to get involved and take action now, and throughout the year, to eliminate violence against women and girls in all its forms.”
For more information, or if you need help, please visit: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/sfv-avf/index-eng.php.