Protests today against sexual violence in Quebec city and Montreal

Manifestations aujourd'hui contre les violences sexuelles à Québec et à Montréal

QUEBEC | Two demonstrations against sexual violence against women will be held today in Quebec city and Montreal.

The first gathering will be observed Sunday at noon in front of the headquarters of the national Assembly, in Quebec, the appeal of the Grouping of groups of women in the region of the Capitale-Nationale region (FGR-CN).

The protest action comes in the context of denunciations of sexual violence on social networks and in the public space, stated on Sunday, the GFR, by issuing a press release.

“The speeches will be held to waive, jointly and severally, our voices and demand a world of equality where all women will be safe,” said the spokesperson of the organization, Julie Tremblay, who will be present at the event.

According to the GFR of the National Capital, the permanent marks for the victims are “under-estimated in the society, which perpetuates a culture of rape and impunity”.

The second gathering is planned in Montreal, at the initiative of several collectives, to denounce sexual violence against women.

In Canada, only three sexual assaults reported on 1000 lead to a conviction.

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