Violence Against Women
On Tuesday, a couple hundred Edmonton men came down to Churchill Square and spent their lunch hour walking in high heels. They also raised more than $120,000 for the violence prevention and treatment programs that we offer here at YWCA Edmonton.
As you may have heard, a Prince Albert woman named Marlene Bird was brutally attacked on June 1, 2014 in Prince Albert and transferred to the University of Alberta hospital here in Edmonton for treatment.
YWCA Edmonton has been in touch with Marlene and her family, who have come out to Edmonton to support Marlene in her recovery. We have been assisting family members with food cards and gas cards and are willing to offer our counselling services if required.
"Violence against women and girls is unacceptable. Period."