A female leader makes all the difference in Ontario

Here is a great article: “460,000 and counting” by Ann Decter, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy, YWCA Canada.

The Ontario government has recently gone activist on violence against women, and as far as this parent is concerned – that’s a good thing.

In March, Premier Wynne announced It’s Never Okay, a new provincial action plan on sexual violence and harassment backed by a three-year, $41 million investment. Accompanying that was Who Will You Help? a bystander-motivating ad described as “edgy” that went viral. That’s worth repeating: An edgy government ad about stopping sexual assault and harassment went viral. Amazing. Who Will You Help? is smart, scary and ultimately, positive. On Twitter, #WhoWillYouHelp continues to move as the government promotes Sexual Assault Prevention Month in May.

The Wynne government’s welcome activism includes the establishment of a permanent Roundtable on Violence Against Women, chaired by Sly Castaldi and Farrah Khan, two not-to-be-messed-with advocates with decades of experience. …[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][continued]…. to see more here: ymca

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