Over the past year new initiatives have been, and continue to be, set in motion to provide safety for women attending summer festivals and other outdoor events in Montreal. There are often occurrences of sexual harassment at these events, and Mayor Valerie Plante -- along with others -- has vowed to make them safer spaces for women. Below are a few relevant articles from the Montreal Gazette that discuss these new changes.
#MeToo: Montreal Vows to Make Summer Festivals Safer, More Inclusive
Montreal International Jazz Festival Launches Safety Strategy for Women, LGBTQ+ Community
Osheaga to Address Women's Safety with New Security Initiatives