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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Volunteer Training 2011

We are no longer accepting applications for the fall 2011 training session. Thank you to everyone who applied! Our first session will be Tuesday October 18th. We look forward to working with all of you, and the unique perspectives and knowledge each individual can contribute. Have a wonderful weekend!

Volunteer Training

Deadline for submitting your application – Now extended to October 12th!! AVP’s Volunteer training application and information package can be obtained by emailing us at avp@uvic.ca or dropping by our office at SUB B027, UVic.

Still Here and Speaking: The Clothesline Project

The Anti-Violence Project (AVP), University of Victoria’s on-campus sexual assault centre, is launching an exhibit of the collaborative “Clothesline Project” at the Solstice Cafe. This purpose of this project was to provide a medium for survivors and allies to express their thoughts and their experiences of violence, particularly sexualized violence. The artwork created by community members for the “Clothesline Project”…

New Staff – One more to come…

Welcome to our new staff… Annie Banks – Coordinator Alyson Kowalewsky – Outreach Team Leader Soumya Natarajan is continuing as Coordinator while Jennifer Cooper is on leave. We will be posting an announcement for the Work Study position at AVP this week. Watch this space! Go to our ‘About Staff’ page to meet our new staff.

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
SUB B024
#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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