Mr. Speaker, my actions matter. These three small words have the ability to help change the lives and well-being of all women.
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. We have come so far yet still have miles to go.
There is no excuse. We, men and women alike, must stand together and give our voices to stop the violence that has been affecting the lives of women for generations. Every woman has the right to enjoy a life that is free from violence, yet the number of women who do not enjoy this freedom is staggering.
Today, tomorrow, and always, I ask members to join me in speaking out to end violence against women.