From the Nobel Women’s Initiative:
The Canadian Government Takes the Pledge!
Last week we asked you to get behind a petition to ask the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs to support a motion to make Canada a leader to Stop Rape in Conflict. The “Dear John” petition to John Baird, Tweets, and emails made an impact!
On Wednesday, June 20 the a motion was unanimously passed within the House of Commons for Canada to take leadership on the international stage to stop rape in conflict.
The motion follows the Campaign’s official launch in Ottawa the week before, on June 14, 2012, with a breakfast on Parliament Hill hosted by NDP Member of Parliament Paul Dewar and Advisory Committee member, the Nobel Women’s Initiative. Politicians and Canadian activists attended the morning event to discuss the findings of the group’s recent report, “From Survivors to Defenders: Women Confronting Violence in Mexico, Honduras & Guatemala.”