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 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

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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POSTPONED to Oct 18th – Surviving in the Intersections

***"Surviving in the Intersections: a Sexualized Violence Prevention Event" has been postponed to October 18th due to a medical emergency with the keynote speaker.  Those who purchased a ticket and wish to obtain a refund can contact the UVic Ticket Centre at 250-721-8480.*** We’re so excited to have one of the 2015 Sexualized Violence Awareness Week panel speakers return this year as...

Harm Reduction is for every body

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,...

Fall 2017… so much is up!

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...

2017 Volunteer Training!

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,...

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

This year our #ConsentComesFirst team has expanded to include Yami Msosa & Jiaqing Wilson Yang. I love learning with them. @kitjiaqing & @YamiJMsosa. https://t.co/40sD3leKl4

From the Martlet Archives: A 1998 news story detailing the first paid coordinator for the AVP (what was once known as the Open UVic Resource Sexual Assault Centre). Recently students voted on increasing the AVP's fee levy for the first time since 1998.

3955 students voted in the referendum (~21%). 74% of those who voted voted “yes” to the few increase.

The results are in: the @AVP_UVic referendum has passed. 21 per cent of eligible students voted, 74 per cent of whom voted in favour.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS NOW OPEN! Apply today to present at #MTHF18! https://t.co/Ns3fXCtAsp #uvic #yyj #trans #CFP #research #archives

No classes on Monday - it's #UVic #ReadingBreak Nov 13-15 #SleepIsGreat https://t.co/2kmaFBMUmS

Voting has closed in the UVSS 2017 Fall Referendum. Results will be posted later today. Sincere thanks to all UVSS members who voted!

Polls are closing in about an hour. We want to thank our supporters and volunteers and also our tweeps. This has ben a huge team effort. You are appreciated. #campaigntrail

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