Collective actions

Day of action on sexual violence

12 day campaign

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week


Day of action on sexual violence

The Day of action on sexual violence highlights RQCALACS's and the CALACS's analysis of sexual assaults and their competencies about the subject. On that day, CALACS all over Quebec host many activities. It is a day that provides high profile to the cause.

The day usually takes place the third Friday of September (there could be an exception). In Quebec, the day is in the wake of the North American feminist movement of the 1970s 'Take back the night'.

The initial candlelight protest walk about violence against women took place at the time that the 'International Tribunal for Crimes Against Women' was held in Brussels in March 1976. More feminist walks took place in different European cities in 1976 and 1977, in reaction to rape statistics or to demand the right to go out, night or day, without fear. The first North American walk was held in Philadelphia in 1975 to protest against the murder of microbiologist Susan Alexander Speeth. Another walk took place in San Francisco's Red Light District to protest against rape and pornography, in November 1978. From that day, it became a yearly commemorative event.

The day of action's objective is to demonstrate our will to fight sexual assaults and the fear that ensues. We believe that by uniting we can change mentalities and stamp out evil.

No to sexual assaults. Let's work together!

Visit the "Project and Activities" section to learn about the actions to come

12 day campaign to end violence against women

This campaign seeks to raise awareness about violence against women and starts on November 25th, International Day on the elimination of violence against women to the 6th of December, National day of commemoration and action on violence against women. Everywhere in Québec, groups stage events to challenge barriers to the elimination of violence. The 12 day campaign ends with a public gathering on the 6th of December in front of the Montreal Court of Justice to commemorate the victims of the Polytechnique massacre of 1989. Fourteen woman were killed that day because they were women. 


National Victims of Crime Awareness Week

To know more, visit the site of the National victims of crime awareness week.



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