The self-defense key chain
A tool to keep you safe and
to give you resources.
While we may not be able to eliminate the risks and dangers that women still face, here's a keychain that will give you a little more peace of mind*. Listed below are several resources to help victims of sexual and domestic violence. These resources are there to support you, so don't hesitate to ask for help.
If you are in danger and in need of immediate assistance, call 9-1-1.
If you have been sexually assaulted, here are some ressources to help you.
If you are victim of domestic violence, these ressources are there for you.
Resources to help you in any situation :
If you are a relative, a friend or a collegue of a victim, you can also receive help to better support and assist the victim. Don't hesitate to refer to these resources and to pass them on to those around you if necessary, it can save lives.
To get the keychain or to offer it to a woman you know :
The cat is perfectly legal since it is made of plastic. When it is made of metal, it is a weapon and it is illegal to carry. It has been verified at the juridical level and it is when it is made of metal that it becomes a stabbing weapon and that its carrying becomes illegal. Article 34 of the Criminal Code states that a person has the right to use force in self-defense. The person can only use "necessary force", which must be proportional to the danger incurred. Self-defence can only be invoked if the person feared for his or her safety and had the genuine intention to defend himself or herself. The person must have acted as a reasonable person would have acted in the same circumstances. This assessment of reasonableness is based on specific criteria, such as the nature of the force or threat, the use or non-use of a weapon, the history of relationships and/or communications between the individuals involved, and the size, sex, age and physical capabilities of the individuals (Criminal Code, s. 34, par. 2).