RCMP on P.E.I. celebrate Women's Day with donations to shelters

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P.E.I.'s RCMP Commanding Officer, Chief Superintendent Joanne Crampton, right, provids items for Anderson House to Lindsey Merrill, development coordinator of the P.E.I. Family Violence Prevention Services at RCMP Headquarters in Charlottetown, Friday, March 11.

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The RCMP on P.E.I. have been busy this past week with activities in support of women.

"In recognition of International Women's Day, for the week of March 7 to 11, RCMP collected items across P.E.I. for Chief Mary Bernard Memorial Women's Shelter on Lennox Island and Anderson House, the provincial women's shelter in Charlottetown," said a statement issued by the force on Friday as it made the donation of items to Anderson House.

In addition, a Lunch and Learn was held on March 8 at RCMP headquarters in Charlottetown with guest speaker Kathy Robertson.

Robertson presented at the A Bold Vision women's leadership conference held in 2015 and she is part of the Saunders Wealth Advisory Group.

"In a heavily male-dominated field where men make up 86 per cent of the market, Robertson has learned to overcome challenges and find great opportunity," said the statement from the P.E.I. RCMP.

Much progress has been made to protect and promote women’s rights in recent times but the United Nations  states that the majority of the world's 1.3 billion absolute poor are women, continues the statement.

"Women continue to be victims of violence, with sexual assault and domestic violence listed as significant causes of disability and death among women worldwide," it said.

The donation to the Lennox Island shelter will take place on Wed., March 16.

Organizations: RCMP, Anderson House, Saunders Wealth Advisory Group United Nations

Geographic location: P.E.I., Charlottetown

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