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WINNIPEG – Violence against women continues to be one of society’s most devastating phenomenon, in Canada and internationally.

The Winnipeg Exhibit of the ‘Violence Against Women Poster Exhibition’ opens today, in an effort to raise awareness and to encourage everyone to do their part to stop the violence.

The Exhibit is sponsored by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the Manitoba Association of Women’s Shelters, the Government of Manitoba – Family Violence Prevention Program and the Moffat Family Foundation.

Go to http://www.dvposters365.net/welcome.htm for more information on the Exhibit.

Monday, November 3, 2008 – 12:30 pm

Union Centre, 275 Broadway, 2nd Floor

- Honourable Gord Mackintosh, Minister of Family Services and Housing
- Honourable Nancy Allan, Minister Responsible for the Status of Women
- Brother Paul Moist, President CUPE National

Domestic violence and its terrible impact on individuals, families and society needs to be kept front and centre as a public issue. Only when there is broad awareness and we all do our part will the violence stop,” says Sheree Capar, Social Services and Child Care Coordinator for CUPE.