Advocacy and Activism
We fight against violence against women, trans, Two-Spirit and non-binary people and for the recognition of their rights and freedoms. We encourage them to speak out, to help each other and to get involved as citizens.
Fighting and associative life
The respect of victims’ rights is our priority. This is why the West Island CALACS works in partnership with numerous organisations in the West Island and Montreal.
We support sexual assault survivors by defending their individual and collective rights alongside our partners. Because of the interconnectedness of systems of oppression, we believe that solidarity between struggles is crucial and we therefore ally ourselves with other movements and organizations. In particular, we are actively involved in anti-racist, anti-capacitism and decolonial actions and support the activism of the 2S/LGBTQIA+ communities. We also support the demands of the sex workers’ rights movement.
Each year, we advocate for the rights of sexual assault survivors by participating in multiple activities, such as the Day of Action Against Sexual Violence Against Women (JACVSFF), the 3rd Friday of September, the 12 days of Action against violence against women and the International Day of Women’s Rights (March 8) as well as the International day against homophobia and transphobia. (May 17th.)
Activist members can get involved in the organization after having followed a full day training. There are various ways to get involved, including on the board of directors, on various working committees (whose mandates come from the AGM or the collective), in direct aid or prevention services. However, a second training is offered to members interested in counseling and prevention component.
Association life also includes training and recognition activities.
Sexual assault can be fought with the community.
You can help in some way by joining the organization.