On the occasion of the annual Marche des Femmes (Women’s March) ‘La rue, la nuit, femmes sans peur’, the Center Novas-CALACS francophone de Prescott-Russell, the Municipality of La Nation and the partners of the organizing committee underline the importance of fighting against violence against women and girls and are inviting women to join the 15th edition of the Marche des Femmes 2022.

This year, the Marche des Femmes will take place in Limoges, Wednesday September 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. The departure will be at 6:30 p.m. at Parc Rodolphe Latreille located at 63 rue Des Bénévoles in Limoges.

Violence against women and girls takes different forms every day, and is often downplayed or overlooked. Yet sexual assault, harassment, sexual exploitation, domestic violence, sexism, and feminicide are a reality everywhere in Canada and should never be trivialized. This march is an invitation to reclaim public space at night, in order to protest and denounce the violence of which women and girls are too often victims.

Statistics show the extent of the proble: in Canada, one woman in three will experience sexual assault in her lifetime. This is unacceptable. Women and girls have the right to live in a society where they are safe at all times.

“The Marche des Femmes ‘La rue, la nuit, femmes sans peur’ is a cry from the heart of women who wish to have the freedom to walk without fear in the evening,” said Francois St-Amour, Mayor of La Nation – the host municipality of the 2022 walk. “Each year, the event aims to raise awareness of the violence against women by holding a rally in a public space.”

“The municipality of La Nation recognizes this cause and supports this annual event. Let’s do like hundreds of communities across Canada. On September 21, at 6 p.m., go to Rodolphe Latreille Park in Limoges.”

Everyone has a role to play in ending violence against women. For more information on how you can held visit the following links: Traçons les limites at https://tracons-les-limites.ca/, or Voisin-es, Ami-es, Familles at https://voisinsamisetfamilles.ca/.