Day of Action on Sexual Violence against Women Tools
May 28, 2019
We’re fed up with risk factors placing women in contexts of vulnerability to sexual violence. Let’s take up the challenges!
Feminist interventions are rooted in this theory of contexts of vulnerability, in opposition to the widespread idea that victims of sexual violence put themselves in situations of risk. Three main factors are highlighted: isolation, dependency, and lack of information. Action can be taken on each of these to limit the contexts putting us at risk of sexual violence. The pamphlet produced by the CALACS centres, providing suggestions for action, aims to equip the public so that everyone can take up the challenge of the fight against sexual assault.
Sexual violence, defined as an act of domination based on a social relationship of power, is fed by different systems of discrimination targeting, for example, women with precarious immigration status, women with functional limitations, and/or women who are targeted by racist, colonial prejudices and prejudices about sexual identity and/or orientation. All of these forms of discrimination heighten women’s vulnerability to sexual violence. It is important to actively address them; to create a just and equitable world in which no woman lives in fear of sexual assault.
The tool for the 2019 Day of Action is intended to be shared widely. Individuals, groups and organizations are invited to order the material from RQCALACS and raise awareness in their circles.
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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.
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