Lift Her Up Campaign Launch - Calgary



Media Advisory
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:
Eoin Murray
Communications and Partnerships Advisor

About ACWS:
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