The Men's Circle aims to challenge gender-based violence and dominant constructions of masculinity.
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.
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.
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.
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!
AVP Office will be closed Tuesday, December 21 – Monday, January 3. We’ll re-open Tuesday, January 4 at 10am. For emergency service please contact the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre all-gender crisis line at 250-383-3232. You can also contact the Vancouver Island 24 hr Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888. Have a safe holiday season and see you in the new year!
PEERS and the Women’s Centre would like to invite you to a rally and memorial for the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers on December 17th. Join sex workers and their allies in the movement to say this violence must end! The day calls attention to the violence committed against sex workers all over the globe as well…
It’s cold outside and we need your help! As the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, PEERS Victoria needs help providing outdoor sex workers in Victoria with warm clothing. We’re asking for donations of new and gently used coats, sweaters, scarves, hats, boots, socks, gloves and anything else that might keep someone who works (and sometimes, lives) outside…
On Friday, December 10th, 2010, a candlelight vigil will be held in downtown Victoria to commemorate women in light of international Human Rights Day (Dec. 10th) and the Nation Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women (Dec. 6th). For More information please goto www.wecanbc.ca Hope to see you all there!
On December 3rd there will be a memorial held outside of the McPherson library to honor the memory of the 14 women massacred at l’Ecole Polytechnique. At 11:30am the event will begin and then conclude with a walk to the Engineering Building, where a commemorative plaque will be placed at the eastern entrance of the Engineering Laboratory wing. This is…