The CALACS that are members of the organization focus on women and teenage girls who were victims of sexual assault, recently or in the past, and on their relatives and close friends. Their mission is to help sexual assault victims.
The CALACS members and the three components of action
For women to regain power over their lives: the CALACS provide individual help services and group support meetings.
To defend their rights to integrity and justice: the CALACS provide support services for victims and their relatives and close friends throughout the judicial process. They may also provide support with health services and other organizations, as needed by the victims.
Prevention and Awareness
To stop the many myths and prejudices associated with sexual assaults and to change mentalities, discriminatory attitudes, sexist and racist behaviours: the CALACS offer awareness activities, information, training and visibility activities aimed at organizations, as well as at the media and the public.
The CALACS provide prevention and awareness activities to young people in schools (healthy relationships, hypersexualisation and prevention of sexual assaults).
Fight and Collective Defence of Rights
To bring about social, political and legal changes to stop violence against women: the CALACS make representations and are part of discussions at local and regional work tables. The CALACS provide opportunities to get involved in the fight and to join in the social debate by taking part in days of action and demonstration.
- Day of action against sexual violence against women
- The 12 days of action to end violence against women
- International Women's Day
To get help, information or to get involved, contact the CALACS in your region.
The Regroupement québécois des Centres d’aide et de lutte contre les agressions à caractère sexuel (RQCALACS) and its members will mark the 38th Day of Action on Sexual Violence against Women this Friday, September 20th, by launching a new tool to raise awareness about factors placing women in contexts of vulnerability to sexual violence.
The Quebec Coalition of Sexual Assault Centers (RQCALACS) and its members highlight, on Friday September 21st 2018, the 37th day of action on sexual violence against women by launching a new campaign: Ça me regarde!
“Brave any way... our way!” 39th Day of Action on Sexual Violence against Women