13 décembre 2022This report sets out to identify the available information on housing as a determinant of health and to structure it in a way that shows the impact that housing can have on other determinants of women’s health and well-being (poverty, physical and mental health, and sexual and domestic violence). Population groups of women are also examined in order to document the specific realities of older women, women with disabilities, immigrant and racialized women, Aboriginal women living off-community, as well as people from diverse sexual and gender backgrounds. With its intersectional feminist approach, this document has allowed ConcertAction Femmes Estrie (CAFE) to propose regional demands and courses of action.
5 décembre 2022Thirty-three years ago, 14 women were murdered for being women and 13 others were injured at the École Polytechnique in Montreal on December 6, 1989. As part of the 12 Days of Activism Against Violence Against Women campaign, ConcertAction Femmes Estrie (CAFE) is inviting people to come together one last time. Events will be organized on December 5 and 6 by its members and allies in Estrie. The profoundly anti-feminist nature of this killing is a sad reminder of the high rate of spousal femicide in Quebec once again this year.
25 novembre 2022The 12 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign takes place every year from November 25 to December 6. Actions are organized by feminist groups across Quebec to raise public awareness about violence against women. The event is an opportunity to demand concrete commitments from the provincial and federal governments to eliminate this systemic violence that continues to exist despite the advances in women’s rights in Quebec and Canada. While some women have achieved victories, others are still waiting for real change.
29 novembre 2022, 13h30-16h30This is the first of two workshops by the “Inclusion: A winning strategy in a labour shortage context!” community of practice. Participants will come away with concrete tools to promote the attraction and retention of personnel, such as basic models of the work/school/family balance policy or the discrimination, intimidation and harassment policy. The workshop will also be an occasion to discuss with other managers about issues encountered and solutions applied. The second workshop is expected in the spring of 2023. Managers from MRCs, businesses and community organizations are welcome!
« The member groups all work to defend women’s rights and improve their living conditions. »
RALLYING TOGETHER IN THE EASTERN TOWNSHIPS
ConcertAction Femmes Estrie (CAFE) is present and involved in many initiatives in our area. Contributing an intersectional feminist analysis of social and climate issues, CAFE furthers the vitality of efforts and demands for greater social justice.