Friday, June 1

Ontario - First Week Of June Declared Sexual Harassment Awareness Week

The McGuinty government is declaring thefirst week of June as Sexual Harassment Awareness Week to increase awarenessof sexual harassment and to honour the memories of all women who have been victimized.

"Sexual harassment in our society must not be tolerated," said MinisterResponsible for Women's Issues Sandra Pupatello. "With the declaration of this week, let's all dedicate ourselves to preventing sexual harassment in all areas of Ontarians' lives."

Launching the Equality Rules public education campaign, which teaches youth ages eight to 14 about healthy, equal and respectful relationships to help break the cycle of violence before it starts. For more information, visit

Investing in the Neighbours, Friends and Families public education campaign, which provides information to help individuals recognize the signs of abuse and know what action to take. Public service announcements, a website (, brochures, a poster and wallet cards are available as part of the education campaign.

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