Sexual exploitation and prostitution
The RQCALACS is active on the issue of prostitution with the Concertation des luttes contre l'exploitation sexuelle (CLES). Since 2010 it has participated in many actions to enhance public awareness about prostitution and sexual exploitation of women.
In the past two years, the Canadian coalition on the abolition of prostitution was established and made great efforts to influence the federal government to enact a law that would criminalize the act of buying sexual services and the sexual exploitation of women. This work followed the Bedford decision by the Supreme Court in 2013 that struck down existing law as unconstitutional.
Le RQCALACS offre un contrat de travail à temps partiel à une chargée de projet qui coordonnera le déploiement du programme Empreinte- agir ensemble contre les agressions à caractère sexuel, destiné aux jeunes de niveau secondaire, à leurs parents et au personnel scolaire.
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.