November 26th, 2012

NDP supports YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign

In order to eliminate all forms of violence against women, New Democrat MP Marie-Claude Morin (Saint-Hyacinthe—Bagot) offered the NDP’s full support to YWCA Canada’s Rose Campaign.

“The Rose Campaign is exactly the kind of initiative that changes attitudes and helps women in our communities,” said Morin. “Today, all Canadians can be proud.”

This year, the theme of the Rose Campaign is homelessness among women. Each year, 100,000 women and children leave their homes for shelters due to violence and abuse, putting them at risk for homelessness. Result: in big Canadian cities, up to 30% of homeless people are women.

“We must bring together all civil society actors to say, once and for all, that violence against women in unacceptable, period,” added Morin. “I am proud to contribute to this campaign.”

New Democrat MPs have called for the adoption of Bill C-400, tabled recently in the House of Commons by Morin. Bill C-400 provides for the development of a National Housing Strategy, to ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for all Canadians, which would help prevent situations of homelessness and vulnerability among Canadian women. YWCA Canada has voiced its support for C-400.

“Let us join forces and work together to overcome this problem,” concluded Morin.