Daughters of the Vote speak out against violence in the House of Commons

On March 8, 2017, while sitting in the House of Commons, delegates took the opportunity to raise the issue of violence against women in Canada in front of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, members of all parties, and the Right Honourable Kim Campbell. Watch their statements.

  • Rebecca French, Daughter of the Vote for Avalon, Newfoundland and Labrador, rose to speak about violence against sex workers and what changes she thinks are needed to ensure their safety.

  • Kayleigh Erickson, delegate for Fleetwood Port Kells in Surrey British Columbia, spoke to sexualized violence on university campuses.

  • Sarah C. Palmieri-Branco, Quebec delegate from Vaudreuil - Soulanges raised violence against LGBTQ* individuals internationally and how Canada should be a safe place for immigration for those fleeing violence.