Hood Stop Sexual Violence - Twelve Days of Action against Sexual AssaultPublished on December 7, 2021
Once again this year, CALACS de l’Est du Bas-Saint-Laurent got involved with the Rimouski-Neigette Twelve Days of Action against Sexual Assault Committee. This year’s theme was “Deconfining the conversation on gender-based violence”.
On December 4, 2021, from an intersectional perspective, our co-mission leader Marie-Claude Saindon, spoke with Julie Tran, HoodStop project manager, who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Ottawa and is in charge of the HoodStop Sexual Violence project within the Hoodstock organization, and Jeanne-Marie Rugira, Ph.D., a psycho-educator, a doctorate in Education Sciences, a member of the Board of Directors of the Fédération des Femmes du Québec and Vice-President for the regions. The HoodStock NPO was born in the wake of Fredy Villanueva’s assassination in Montréal-North to denounce violence related to systemic racism and multiple oppressions. In response to the increase in reports of sexual assault, the organization created the HoodStop project. HoodStop is a sexual assault prevention and awareness project dedicated to the youth of Montréal-North. A passionate discussion, hosted on the Simplement Rosine platform, took place between these four women on the realities of multiple discriminations that increase the vulnerability of women and youth in Montréal-North. Julie Tran strongly emphasized the importance of education and raised awareness to move from a culture of rape to a culture of consent. A process that requires raising awareness about the issues related to racial profiling and all racist, classist, homophobic and other forms of discrimination. A good discussion to listen to in order to better understand how to raise awareness about the causes and consequences of sexual assault from an intersectional analysis perspective. To view this discussion, visit our Facebook page or click on the link: https://fb.watch/a4mtn64l23/