Consent Workshops

Our consent workshops run at least once a month from September to April. The workshop is two hours long and will be held at the University of Victoria. They are free of charge, open to students and community members, and have a no late-comer policy.

Consent Workshops 

Find Support

Asking for help is one of the hardest things to do. When you are asking for help about an issue that might feel really private, confusing and/or embarrassing, it is important to get support that is non-judgmental, without pressure, and informed.

Emergency contact info

Support Hours

Supporting a Survivor Workshops

This workshop provides some foundations for supporting survivors of sexualized violence. Throughout the workshop we will discuss different approaches and tools that can be used when supporting someone. Workshops are offered several times throughout the fall and winter semesters, are open to everyone, and are free of charge.

Workshop dates and registration

The Men’s Circle

The Men’s Circle at UVic aims to challenge gender-based violence and dominant constructions of masculinity. These gatherings are open to all men and masculine identified people (not just students!) so come and bring a friend or two!

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Reflecting on Support and Consent

Photo by Erik Eastman on Unsplash.com

*written by Elise Fermina Freire, one of our amazing volunteers* Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about support and consent, even more so now that I am volunteering with the Anti-Violence Project (AVP). Support and consent are linked, as both are actions usually driven by feelings of care. Yet, I would argue that how we support others, both professionally and…

FOSTA/SESTA is Gender-Based Violence

Photo by Alex Iby on Unsplash

These days, like all days, it feels like there is so much harm happening in the world. Craigslist recently closed down all of its Personals sections (across all sites and locations in the world), Instagram now censors its search tool—every time we go to edit this piece more websites have shut down, more hashtags have been censored, and more avenues…

What is it like to volunteer with AVP?

As you may have heard, AVP’s annual volunteer training is beginning in May this year instead of September! If you are thinking of applying to volunteer with AVP, you may have already checked out the Volunteering with AVP page on our website. As you can see on there, volunteer training consists of about 30-40 hours of workshops on a variety…

Thinking About Healing

a sketch of three flowers with pointed petals. The background is a soft purple, there are bright leaves of pink, salmon, and yellow surrounding the flowers. This image is taken from the front cover of the healing zine.

After a very long process of collaboration, creativity, and care, we have a new zine! This zine is thinking about healing. Healing – The restoration and balancing of our bodies, minds, energies, spirits, communities, identities, of ourselves (in any way that we understand our self to be). Healing is not curing or solving, it does not expect forgetfulness or falsity of feeling – it’s…

We’re hiring a Support Coordinator

Abstract art that reads "support."

We’re hiring a new Support Coordinator to join our fabulous team! It’s a 20 hour a week position that pays $24.39/hr plus vacation pay, has a pay increase each year, and sweet benefits like medical/dental coverage. The ‘support’ in this job refers to supporting survivors, people who support survivors, and people who have caused harm. It also means supporting co-workers…

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Join Project Respect in their summer Youth Programming project on Cyberviolence & Social Justice!

For more info, join the Facebook Event:
https://t.co/eaaYcDEBT0

SEX WORK IS WORK
AND
FOSTA/SESTA IS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
https://t.co/mN98ShZKsY

We're hiring https://t.co/IN6zvfWqyy #uvic #uvss #webelievesurvivors

Volunteer with us in 2018! Applications now open! https://t.co/1jP4oZUCsA

REDUCE HARM - PRACTISE CONSENT https://t.co/qsJjLolEs4

"You can take clothes away from a person, but you can’t take a person out of the systemic structures of oppression in which we all live."... more on how dress codes reinforce systemic violence in our recent blog post:
https://t.co/KUh1hUeZbU

Support Hours are back!
Mon 12:30–2:30, 4–6 pm
Tues 1–5
Weds 12–2, 3–5
Thurs 11:30–1:30
all other times by appt
Call: 250-472-4388
Email: support@antiviolenceproject.org
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#uvic #uvss

"ending sexualized violence is not about getting rid of a few ‘bad apples’. Rape culture, like white supremacy, is systemic, structural, and collectively created and perpetuated."

https://t.co/bZNIP0H63b

#Dec17 is #redumbrelladay - join @PeersVictoria in working towards ending violence against sexworkers
https://t.co/n36RTMWkyJ
#sexworkiswork

Really really appreciate this piece by Kai Cheng Thom on the uncomfortable reliance on punitive "justice" in this moment of #MeToo and mass revelations of sexual abuse:

https://t.co/3CsKFO64hu

Whoa what a month! We did: a referendum, 3 Men's Circles, 5 workshops, 20 support sessions (905 min and a record # of sessions). Thanks again for supporting our work with a Yes in the referendum. We're stoked to be able to keep up this pace with more staffing hours!! #uvic #uvss

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