October 17th 2015, Women Walk the World in Trois-Rivières (Quebec, Canada)
Women Walk the World was started in 1998 by the Federation of Women of Quebec. Today in 2015, its theme «Liberate our bodies, our world and our territories» contains a strong link between environmental destruction, appropriation of revenues and the rights of the workers, control of the bodies and the life of women and the increase in numbers of situations of poverty and violence toward women.
To be part of this event, Daughters of Jesus wanted to walk with this multitude of women who came from 17 administrative regions of Quebec. Yes, we were some ten thousand walking in the streets in solidarity with the native women who disappeared or were even assassinated in Canada, with all these women throughout the world deprived of their rights and freedom by the exploitation of women and children.
«Our duty is to help these women. On the humanitarian, community and family levels, we must feel concerned about others, helping them; all that results in our happiness passing into the community » said the singer Fabiola Toupin, president of honor of the march.
In fidelity to our charism, in solidarity with the women of today, we wanted to denounce the impact of different systems of oppression that engender poverty and insecurity. With all these people, we have proclaimed the values of justice, peace, liberty, solidarity and equality.
All along the route we have contemplated Jesus in His sacred humanity.
S. Gisèle Lacerte, d.j.