RQCALACS is a non-profit feminist organization that works to provide a better response to women and teenage girls who have been sexually assaulted and to produce tools against sexual violence. Relying on their expertise and values, RQCALACS and their membership work together to find solutions to reduce sexual violence. Their cooperative spirit is driven by their search for common good, equality and social justice for women.
- Unite all CALACS to provide a common place to express and exchange ideas.
- Mobilize people and groups in the fight against sexual assaults and violence against women.
- Instigate social and political changes through public meetings, the media and public forums.
Download the RQCALACS presentation, 2015.
Acknowledge the sharing of power, of information and of access to resources by the creation of inclusive structures and appropriate measures. Include women from different backgrounds and Aboriginal women in its efforts. By women of different backgrounds, we mean women living particular situations that result in discrimination against them: women with physical or intellectual limitations, immigrant or refugee women, women subjected to racism and women of sexual diversity.
Acknowledge and accept the difference and the autonomy of each of its bodies, each of its member centres and each woman in their particular situation. This difference can be reflected in communications, pace, positions adopted and the ways of doing things.
Foster commitment of bodies and members to cooperate in the search for common good, equality and social justice.
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!
C’est avec déception que nous avons pris connaissance du reportage où est diffusé un extrait d’une animation tirée du programme Empreinte – Agir ensemble contre les agressions à caractère sexuel. Le traitement médiatique qui a été réservé à ce thème délicat mais ô combien essentiel, met en lumière les défis que rencontrent les initiatives de prévention et de sensibilisation dans un contexte où les mythes et préjugés prennent parfois le dessus sur les droits de chacun et chacune de vivre une vie exempte de violence.
The Calacs launche the campaign #WeBelieveYou : « a plateform to commemorate the courage of thousands of women who at the time of the movement #BeenRapedNeverReported a year ago in November 2014 chose to tell their story or to denounce the sexual violence they had experienced. It is also a way to send a clear and unequivocal message to the victims: we believe you and to the relatives and loved ones: believe them», explains Nathalie Duhamel.
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