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My body, my rights! · Book

8 November 2021
Frédérique Blanchet

Tool's Title
My body, my rights! [➦]

✎ English
✎ French

Target Audience
• Children
• People in parental/family roles
• Health, social services and education professionals

• Educational book


Conception by
ESPACE Gaspésie-les-îles
Valérie Desrochers (illustrator)

Release Date and Last Update
2020 (no update as of the review date)


During a special school activity, Charlie, Kim, Matéo and Evelyne learn that their bodies belong to them and that they have the right to always feel good and safe in their bodies. Sometimes, people can try to take these rights away from them, but luckily, the children also learn what to do if this happens!

And it does happen. Matéo’s sister always tries to take away his bath towel. Evelyne’s aunt calls her by a nickname she doesn’t like. A stranger at the grocery store gives Kim a big scare. And Charlie’s grandfather asks her to keep a bad secret.

One after the other, the children will find the strength to assert themselves and to talk about it. It will sometimes be very difficult, but each of them will be able to feel safe again. 

Phew! It’s a good thing that Charlie, Kim, Matéo and Evelyne know their rights!

 *** Note that this description was written by ESPACE Gaspésie-les-îles. ***

Official Reference
ESPACE Gaspésie-les-îles and Desrochers, V. (2020). My body, my rights! Quebec: Dominique et compagnie.

To Access the Tool
Both hard and digital copies of this book are available at the Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ).

You can also buy the book in bookstores at a cost of $19,95.

Clarifications by the Review Team
body, rights, different physical touches, prevention, sexual assault,, assertiveness,, say no, consent, protection mesure, security, support, report, ressource


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