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A femicide in Granby rekindles the will to fight against domestic violence

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Scene technicians of crime analyzed the apartment where Chloé Lauzon-Rivard was found.


Chloé's feminicide Lauzon-Rivard in Granby revives the desire to fight against domestic violence in Estrie.

Friday evening, the victim was found lifeless in Granby. Her partner, Michael Dugas-Farcy, a 32-year-old man, was formally charged with second-degree murder. He will be back at the Granby courthouse Monday morning.

In the indictment, of which Radio-Canada obtained a copy, we can read that the murder occurred between January 1 and 5 and that it occurred in a context of domestic violence.

The victim's father, Gilles Rivard, spoke on Facebook to express his grief and to pay tribute to his daughter: So fragile at birth, so delicate, become a woman with a big heart always there to help others, he wrote on this social network.

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Mr. Rivard also modified his profile photo on Facebook, which he replaced with the image of a ribbon on which is written the words No to violence against women .

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The identity of the victim was confirmed by authorities on Saturday.

This post has many comments in which his Relatives expressed their condolences to the family. Many of the victim's friends and colleagues also published photos and memories that they shared with her on social networks.

For the president of the Association of Homes for Women Victims of Domestic Violence, Chloé Lauzon-Rivard's entourage must not hold themselves responsible for what happened.

It's important that loved ones not blame themselves, because there are so many strategies from the spouse, so much manipulation in domestic violence, that it doesn't show.

A quote from Annick Brazeau, president of the Group of houses for women victims of domestic violence

According to her, the Signs can often be very subtle, for example isolation, stress, increased fatigue or change in behavior.

According to the Association of Homes for Women Victims of Domestic Violence, seven feminicides occurred in the context of domestic violence in 2023.

According to Isabelle Boisclair, professor at the University of Sherbrooke, citizens, without necessarily witnessing direct violence, must intervene when they notice manifestations of control exercised by a spouse. They must also remain critical of representations conveyed in cultural works.

We see it in the films: women […] experience [breakups] in sadness, but men experience them in violence.

A quote from Isabelle Boisclair, professor at the University of Sherbrooke

According to her, it is important to emphasize the fact that it is possible for both men and women to have a happy life after a breakup, despite mourning and initial pain.

She believes that those around her, including male models, need to talk more about how they got through this difficult time.

Isabelle Boisclair also wants the victims not& #x27;don't be ashamed to seek help since there are many aid organizations.

I think we need to send the message that they can and that they must save themselves, the professor thinks.

It's not shameful to present to a shelter. You must be proud to save yourself.

A quote from Isabelle Boisclair, professor at the University of Sherbrooke

In 2021 and 2022, 2,700 women were housed in the 43 homes for women victims of domestic violence in Quebec.

A resident of the region had also issued a warning just a few days ago. Laury Choinière, from Bromont, seriously injured in a context of domestic violence, called on victims to file a complaint and distance themselves from a violent spouse. This message should resonate, according to Professor Isabelle Boisclair.

With information from Jeanne Trépanier

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116