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.
We are seeking enthusiastic and caring folks of all genders and backgrounds to participate in our 6 week intensive volunteer training program. Applications open August 21st.
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 judgemental, without pressure, and informed.
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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
Sexualized Violence Awareness Week
A whole week of activities, events, and workshops dedicated to increasing awareness of how to create a campus culture of consent, talking about what sexualized and gender-based violence are, and learning about how to support survivors. This week is a collaboration between AVP, UVSS, and the Student Life Office (UVic).
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!
The path of healing is a complicated one, and diverse in its manifestations. For Attiya Khan, healing was wrapped up in her pursuit of justice. This led her to contact and meet with the man who abused her years before, film the meeting, and turn it into a documentary to share with others. “Illuminating a unique paradigm for domestic-violence prevention,...
***"Surviving in the Intersections: a Sexualized Violence Prevention Event" is being postponed due to a medical emergency with the keynote speaker. The event organizers are endeavouring to reschedule it for a later date and will update the event webpage with further information as soon as the new date has been confirmed. Those who purchased a ticket and wish to obtain a refund can contact the UVic...
What is Harm Reduction? Harm reduction is a philosophy that focuses on increasing safety and minimizing injury, disease, and death related to behaviours/actions that have risk. The philosophy emphasizes human rights and informed decision-making to empower personal choice, and help people make decisions that are the best for them. Evidence shows that harm reduction strategies greatly reduce the adverse health,...
photo by Gary Bendig on Unsplash Well here we are. After an uncharacteristically hot summer, barely a drop of rain, and some really scary fires, we are heading back into another university semester. The cycle continues. The Anti-Violence Project has a jam-packed semester lined up; events, workshops, volunteer training… Here is some information on (some of) it all. “A Better...
Interested in volunteering with AVP? Here is your chance! We have an amazing volunteer training lined up for 2017 that will cover topics such as consent, colonization, systemic violence, sex positivity, harm reduction, bystander intervention, creative resistance, and so much more. The training will provide volunteers with the information and skills needed to support survivors of gender-based and sexualized violence,...