Past time to stop barbaric treatment of women and girls #elxn42

I applaud and welcome the measures introduced by two Conservative candidates Friday intended to stop “barbaric cultural practices against women and girls.”

The pledge by Chris Alexander and Kellie Leitch should the Tories be re-elected later this month makes me breathe a bit easier as my work for the past decade has been in the field of women’s rights.

I wish all our political leaders would support this commitment to fight forced and underage marriage and heinous practices like honour killings both in Canada and abroad.