Borys Wrzesnewskyj

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Etobicoke Centre

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Statement By Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Member of Parliament for Etobicoke Centre, On International Women’s Day

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

1st Session • 42nd Parliament

Volume 148 • Number 269

 

International Women’s Day

 

 

   Mr. Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, for over a century on International Women’s Day, we’ve made pledges and given flowers. It’s not enough. Internationally we need leadership to fully implement the Women Peace and Security agenda; and to fight against gender inequality and gender-based violence.‎ Canada’s new National Action Plan is our response and UN Resolution 1325 our commitment.

    Around the world women and girls are strong survivors of horrific conflicts in which they are targeted. I call on all of us to stand with Yazidi, Rohingya, Sudanese women. It’s why I introduced Motion 163 calling for a Women, Peace and Security Ambassador. Let us proactively institute programs that inspire participation of women in peacekeeping and for the prevention of conflict and gender-based violence.

    In partnership with our strong Canadian feminist movement, Budget 2018 committed 2 billion dollars to advance gender equality and peace around the world. I call on all Members to support M-163.