Sexual violence in university settings reached an alarming state in Québec since 2013 following misogynistic initiation rituals during the first year of university. Despite a proliferation of national and international studies on the subject, there was a lack of evidence in Québec. In order to address this gap, 12 researchers from 6 French speaking universities in Québec have carried a survey on sexual violence.
In 2016, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec launched a public consultation entitled «Toward a policy of Educational Success». The Quebec Council of the CFUW submitted this brief on aboriginal women education on November 28th 2016. The original document written in French by Godelieve De Koninck, President of the AFDU-Québec was translated into English by Catherine Varvaro.