YWCA Halifax cyber violence initiative receives federal funding
Minister of the Status of Women Kellie Leitch visited the YWCA Halifax Spryfiel Centre on Tuesday, June 24 to announce federal funding for YWCA Halifax's Safety NET project. The minister annouced $172,873 to fund the two year project that will look into ways to prevent and eliminate cyber violence among young women and girls. Included under the cyber violence banner are cyber bullying, Interet luring and cyber stalking.
The Safety NET project is an engagement initiative that will reach young women, community stakeholders and government to develop new ways to act against cyber violence. The first year of the project will involve focus groups with 180 women and girls aged 12 to 30 to identify issues surrounding cyber violence. The second year will look at this research and find ways to inact new strategies and ideas.
Nova Scotia women's programs get federal cash - Davene Jeffrey - The Chronicle Herald
YWCA gets funding for anti-cyber bullying project - Hilary Windsor - News 95.7
Funding to stop cyber bullying- Ray Bradshaw - Global Halifax
YWCA project aims to delete cyberviolence - Desiree Finhery - Metro Halifax
Government of Canada supports women in Atlantic Canada - Status of Women Canada
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