Jacques Boissinot The Canadian Press Pascale Déry unveiled Monday the details of the new $54 million plan to counter sexual violence in higher education.
It is with millions that Quebec intends to fight against sexual violence in CEGEPs and universities.
The Minister of Higher Education, Pascale Déry, unveiled the details on Monday in Montreal. of the new five-year, $54 million plan to counter sexual violence in higher education.
The measure is timely: two separate studies indicate that more than a third of members of the college and university communities report having experienced at least one form of sexual violence since arriving at the facility.
The $54 million over five years represents a $25 million increase from the previous budget. The lion's share, or $37.5 million, will go directly to institutions, in particular for the establishment of one-stop shops to process cases of this nature and for the hiring of resources specialized in supporting victims of sexual violence. .
The rest of the funds will go in particular to partners who will use their expertise in the field to serve establishments, as well as research on the phenomenon of sexual violence in institutions.
Finally, an amount of $4 million will be devoted to the safe development of certain high-risk areas identified as such in the establishments.