- Only 10% of women file a complaint with the police
- Nearly 42% of women wait for 13 years before looking for help at one of our centres
- 76.3% of requests are connected to incest or sexual assault in childhood or adolescence
- More than 47.5% of the women are 30 years old and older
- Victims may remain silent for a very long time because of the shame, guilt and fear associated with sexual violence
- 96.8% of sex offenders are known to the victims
- 87% of sexual assaults are perpetrated in private homes
- 39% of sexual assaults take place in a dwelling that both victim and assailant share,16% at the victim's dwelling, 22% in the assailant's dwelling,6.3% in a public place, 4% at workplace or school and 1.4% in public transportation
- More than 27% of women and teenage girls ask a CALACS for help in the year following the assault
- 15.3% of assailants are teenage boys
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.
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!
“Brave any way... our way!” 39th Day of Action on Sexual Violence against Women