Let’s put an end to Systemic Violence!

Months of a pandemic and weeks of quarantine in the Spring of 2020 have brought out violence that we thought was in the past. 

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Months of a pandemic and weeks of quarantine in the Spring of 2020 have brought out violence that we thought was in the past. Other acts of violence have worsened, intensified, and transformed: Gender-based and sexual violence, but also the violence of not being seen or heard. The impact of this systemic violence is felt among all women, including among Aboriginal women, health workers, among racialized and immigrant women, among LGBTQ + people, among women with disabilities, among women confined, incarcerated, without status, sex workers, and among homeless women.

As forms of violence multiply, the barriers to access to services are rising and have shown us how no right or form of protection should be taken for granted. And this systemic violence persists all the more insidiously as it grows in silence.

During the 2020 12 Days of Action campaign, we wish to highlight the systemic dimensions of violence against women. Tools are being developed, and events are being organized, in partnership with organizations from across Quebec. We invite you to join us at the campaign launch on November 25 and commemorate the 31st anniversary of the École Polytechnique attack with us on December 6. Together, let us turn the worst into an opportunity. Let us refuse silence and acknowledge all forms of systemic violence. Together, let us take action to end violence against women.

Be part of the change!

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