23/11/2012
Media Advisory - Girls escape sexual abuse and family violence, face harsh life on the street

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Surviving violence shouldn't be a life sentence, says YWCA Canada's Rose Campaign

OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2012 /CNW/ -

WHAT: Press Conference to launch the 2012 Rose Campaign to end violence against women and girls, highlighting teenage girls and young women who leave home to escape sexual abuse and domestic violence.

WHO:
Paulette Senior, CEO, YWCA Canada
Kim Pate, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies
Michèle Audette, President, Native Women's Association of Canada

Parliamentarians:
Niki Ashton, MP, Official Opposition Critic for Status of Women
Honourable Judy Sgro, MP, Liberal Party Critic for Status of Women

WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, November 26, 2012, 10:00am-10:30 am EST
Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery - Charles Lynch Room
130-S Centre Block, Parliament Hill

About YWCA Canada:
YWCA Canada is the country's oldest and largest women's multi-service organization.  With 32 Member Associations across the country, our Turning Point Programs for Women™ serve women and girls in nine provinces and two territories.  YWCA Canada is the nation's single largest provider of shelter to women and children fleeing violence, the second largest provider of child care services, and an active member of the World YWCA. For more information visit www.ywcacanada.ca, find us on Twitter @YWCA_Canada or at www.facebook.com/ywcacanada.

SOURCE: YWCA Canada

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