Mission inclusion is proud to join the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign. The fight against violence against women, girls and people of sexual and gender diversity is at the very heart of our commitment to social inclusion and respect for human rights because women’s rights are human rights!

Learn, listen, act

The annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence campaign, from 25 November to 10 December, aims to raise awareness and encourage action to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Coline Camier, Senior Advisor, Gender and Social Inclusion at Mission Inclusion, highlights the importance of this campaign:

“Under the themeLearn, Listen, Act’, initiated by the Government of Canada, this campaign resonates with our approach. We are committed to understanding women’s diverse experiences of sexual and gender-based violence, actively listening to their voices, and working with them to strengthen and amplify those voices. Our approach includes prevention, response and reparation, working with women and their allies at a local level.”

Initiatives to promote women’s rights

Our programmes aim to build the capacity of people who are marginalized and excluded, including many survivors and victims of gender-based violence.

In addition, Mission inclusion works with its partners to create an environment that prevents such violence, including through the economic empowerment of women and their inclusion in decision-making.

Local Action in Quebec

In Quebec, Mission inclusion supports community organizations such as the Centre Femmes La Passerelle in Kamouraska. This centre helps immigrant and refugee women who face multiple economic and social barriers, making them vulnerable to violence and social exclusion.

Coline Camier links this initiative to the theme of Quebec’s Against Gender Violence campaign:

“Mission inclusion’s programming in Quebec echoes the 12 Days of Action campaign by highlighting the link between economic vulnerability and violence against women. This vulnerability, considered a form of violence in itself, leads to even more extreme situations, such as the exploitation of women and feminicide. By aligning itself with the theme chosen by the 12 Days of Action committee, Mission inclusion is underlining its commitment to combating these forms of violence and supporting women in their fight for security and economic equality.”

In action around the world

Abroad, Mission inclusion is involved in a series of initiatives to promote gender equality and combat gender-based and sexual violence. Among these, the PACIT project in Haiti to promote the sexual and reproductive health of women and girls is a concrete example: by mobilizing the community, we aim to strengthen the rights and dignity of women by giving them access to services that meet their specific needs.

In this way, Mission inclusion and its partners are helping to empower women and girls and to create more favourable environments in which their rights are respected.

It’s time to take action!

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