More information about the I Stand for Egalitarian Relationships campaign

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For the second year running, the I Stand for Egalitarian Relationships campaign will be dedicating the month of October to raising awareness. Organized as a participatory online campaign and focused on outreach through social media, its goal is to promote egalitarian relationships between all people, regardless of age, sexual identity, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, or religion.Standing for egalitarian relationships means advocating for a healthy relationship within couples; it means promoting equality between family members, between friends and colleagues, and between everyone in our communities; and it means opposing violence in all its forms.Because we believe egalitarian relationships concern us all, we invite you to join our movement and say loud and clear, I Stand for Egalitarian Relationships.

How can I take a stand for egalitarian relationships?

Do you believe in egalitarian relationships? Then stand up and show it! Visit: www.standforequality.ca or click on the I Stand for Egalitarian Relationships tab on the à cœur d’homme website to find out how you can show your support.

 

What are the organizations behind this campaign?

 

I Stand for Egalitarian Relationships is an initiative launched by à cœur d'homme - Réseau d'aide aux hommes pour une société sans violence.  It is being presented in collaboration with the Regroupement des organismes ESPACE du Québec (ROEQ) – Pour une enfance en sécurité et sans violence, RÉZO – Santé et mieux-être des hommes gais et bisexuels, cis et trans, the QLN - For the social and political visibility of sexually diverse and Without a Yes, It’s a No!. This campaign is made possible by funding from the ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec.

à cœur d'homme - Réseau d'aide aux hommes pour une société sans violenceis an association composed of 28 distinct community organizations, located throughout Quebec, that support men who are struggling with violent behaviour, whether domestic or conjugal.  Our association exists to help prevent domestic violence and to support the transformation of society through on egalitarian relationships that preclude violence. Together, our partner organizations helped 8,000 people cope with their violent behaviours in 2015-2016. We believe in collective action and that men, women, and children all deserve to live in an environment that is respectful, safe, and free of violence. Our association and our partner organizations work in concert to support collective well-being through actions that focus on respect, equality, and non-violence.

 

The Regroupement des organismes ESPACE du Québec (ROEQ), through its ESPACE programs, its public interventions, and its partnerships, seeks to give children the means to protect themselves from all forms of aggression. It also works to make adults more aware of the role they play in preventing these forms of violence and provides them with the necessary tools to offer support. The prevention of violence against children, in all its forms, is its sole purpose. The ROEQ strengthens ESPACE organizations throughout Quebec and supports their actions so that more and more children will be able to grow up without violence.

 

REZO’s mission is to develop and deliver education and prevention activities about HIV-AIDS and other STI for the purpose of promoting good sexual, mental, physical, and social health among Montreal men who are gay, bisexual, cisgender and transgender, and men who have sexual relationships with other men. Its activities try to reach as many men as possible within our communities, particularly men who frequent various social environments. Its website and online campaigns reach out to gay and bisexual men, both cisgender and transgender, throughout Quebec.

 

The QLN - For the social and political visibility of sexually diverse brings together women from the entire sexual diversity spectrum (women who identify as lesbian, queer, bisexual, trans, pansexual, sexually fluid, radical, political and feminist lesbians, etc.). It represents women from all regions of Quebec, of all ages, social classes, cultural and linguistic communities, with different political views and with various physical and intellectual capacities. The QLN acts as a spokesperson and interlocutor with decision makers, both political and social, relating to the quality and living conditions of lesbians, women from the whole sexual diversity spectrum, and their communities. The QLN is a gathering place of political and cultural activism, analysis, reflection, discussion, popular education and training. It is a place of openness, inclusion and respect.

 

Without aYes, Its a No! is a non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness among university and college students about the importance of consent and how to recognize it, to give individuals the tools to react appropriately as a witness to instances of sexual violence, and to improve access to resources for victims/survivors of sexual violence. Without a Yes, Its a No! includes 94 partner organizations from across Quebec, including 46 institutes of higher education and 47 student associations.

 

Questions or comments? Interested in sharing your initiatives, photos, or texts #ForEgalitarianRelationships? Write to us at: acoeurdhomme@videotron.ca

 

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