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Manon Monastesse: Quebec Fields

manon monastesse: The first obstacle is even to get to the shelter, said Manon Monastesse, the head of Quebec's Federation of Women's Shelters, which counts 36 establishments across Quebec, according to CBC. We'll make sure we're heard' New Quebec feminist coalition wants improved access to justice A big step forward' Cree women's shelter opens in Waswanipi The Maison d'h bergement l'Aquarelle in Chibougamau one of the only resources available to women in northern Quebec fields calls from women as far away as Whapmagoostui, a Cree village on Hudson Bay accessible only by plane, and a three-hour flight away. Women's shelters across the province say despite recent investments by the provincial government to counter sexual abuse, when it comes to fighting domestic violence, there are still dire needs. I'm not in a position where I can pay for transport, said Marie- ve Guay, the executive director of the shelter whose catchment area covers more than half the province. The Pipiichaau Uchishtuun Women's Shelter in Waswanipi opened its doors in September 2017. Women sometimes turn to their band councils for help, Guay said, but others never make the trip. ( As reported in the news.