Humans are messy creatures. Interacting with each other, especially in vulnerable ways, comes with risk. Although usually unintentional, we hurt each other often. In this current society we are taught entitlement to bodies from a very young age. For example,
I first heard about AVP 20 years ago, when a co-worker told me about a study that estimated between 17-25% of women attending UVic would experience sexual assault during their time as a student. This study was what led to
August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day. Here on the territory of the Lekwungen speaking people (Victoria), home of the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, we will come together in our grief, our loss and our determination to honour those we still love and have lost to overdose.
As part of International Overdose Awareness Day events in Victoria on August 31, AIDS Vancouver Island and SOLID will offer free overdose prevention and response training, including free naloxone kits, during this drop-in space at Centennial Square. Please come by
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