QPIRG McGill participated in and hosted many feminist projects in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. As an organization focused on community engagement and activism, these initiatives provided access to communities and demographics generally outside of McGill. Through programs like GirlSpace and WAVES, QPIRG created feminist programs for young girls looking to explore their identities. QPIRG also made attempts to create lines of solidarity with sex workers in Montreal, through alliances with organizations such as Stella, and internationally by hosting and organizing the 1996 International Conference on Prostitution and Sex Work. QPIRG’s feminist activism coincided with the emergence of third wave feminism. The articles in this section will provide an understanding of the context of feminism QPIRG was operating in and link QPIRG’s feminist initiatives to this greater movement.


Elana Bloomfield