Consent Workshops

Our consent workshops run regularly 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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Volunteer with us!

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The Anti-Violence Project is looking for passionate volunteers! We are the on-campus sexual assault centre at the University of Victoria. We provide sex-positive, anti-oppressive services to people of all genders to prevent and act against gender-based and sexualized violence, including regular peer support hours, free workshops, outreach activities, and free safer sex supplies. Our education and advocacy initiatives on campus…

What Does It Mean to “Hold Space for Someone?”

The statement to hold space for someone is becoming more popular. But what does this mean? I have thought about this concept more and more as I continue to support survivors and even as I support loved ones through hard times. There is great importance in holding space and understanding how to do this. It is human nature, especially in…

Thank you UVic Grad Students!

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This month, graduate students at UVic voted 61.6% in favour of increasing our funding. We are humbled by this show of support, and so grateful to be able to continue supporting you right back. Here’s some of the things we hope to do with this funding increase: Conduct paid consultation and focus groups with grad students about violence on campus…

Dear UVic graduate students: we need your help

Banner image with the text: Vote AVP: March 6th to 8th - Graduate Student's Society Referendum: Your on-campus sexual assault centre. With your support we will conduct consultations with grad students, support grad student initiatives, and create a community of care. Vote at www.webvote.uvic.ca

Dear graduate students, This March 6th to 8th, you will have the chance to vote to provide further funding to several organizations on campus. We hope you’ll take this opportunity to vote to support the Anti-Violence Project (AVP), your on-campus sexual assault support and resource centre. In 2017-2018 we saw 105 people for support and facilitated 30+ workshops for students,…

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/12/national-day-of-remembrance-and-action-on-violence-against-women/

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

For more info, join the Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/178436449501401/?active_tab=discussion

SEX WORK IS WORK
AND
FOSTA/SESTA IS GENDER BASED VIOLENCE
https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/06/fosta-sesta-is-gender-based-violence/

We're hiring https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/04/were-hiring-a-support-coordinator/ #uvic #uvss #webelievesurvivors

Volunteer with us in 2018! Applications now open! https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/03/volunteer2018/

REDUCE HARM - PRACTISE CONSENT https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/02/harm-reduction-and-consent/

"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://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/01/how-dress-codes-reinforce-systemic-violence/

"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://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2018/01/disposability-and-distancing-from-collective-complicity/

#Dec17 is #redumbrelladay - join @PeersVictoria in working towards ending violence against sexworkers
https://www.antiviolenceproject.org/2017/12/red-umbrella-day/
#sexworkiswork

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