September 13, 2017
Alberta Council of Women's Shelters (ACWS)
#LiftHerUp Campaign Launch
A call to action to end sexist and violent language and behaviours towards women in public life during and beyond the upcoming municipal elections.
Sandra Jansen - MLA and Honorary ACWS Member
Gaye Warthe - Associate Professor at Mount Royal University, ACWS Board Member
Ilene Bell - CEO of Famous 5 Foundation
Lisa Skierka - Equal Voice, Alberta South Chapter Chair
September 20, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
John Dutton Theatre Library
616 MacLeod Trail SE
Calgary, AB T2G 2M2
The ACWS #LiftHerUp campaign aims to support women to feel empowered, enabled and safe to participate in public life as elected politicians, public figures or through their contribution to public discourse, by:
- Positively influencing the nature and tone of public discourse during this election.
- Bringing attention to the unacceptable treatment of female candidates and officials.
- Encourage women friendly cities and schools after the election.
For further information please contact:
Communications and Partnerships Advisoreoin.firstname.lastname@example.org
Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS) supports member shelters and works together to end domestic violence and abuse. ACWS was incorporated in 1983 and is a registered charity.
ACWS Charitable Registration: #118780634RR0001