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Support, Education and Action Group
About the Group
We offer a free, confidential, group to any woman who has experienced male violence at any time in her life.
Through coming together and sharing our experiences, we can gain awareness of our situation and raise our collective consciousness about male violence against women. We can find ways to support each other and work together cooperatively. We can be powerful enough to make the changes in our lives and in our world that really will make a difference. We can work with each other to find ways to end violence against women.
The group uses peer support, feminist consciousness raising, and popular education as our tools and methods. (For more about popular education theory see below). Each of ten sessions has a different topic for women to discuss. We screen videos/films, plan support of each other, and plan actions towards change.
After completing ten sessions, interested women will be considered for volunteer training at Vancouver Rape Relief and/or are encouraged to participate in other women's groups and women's movement activities.
Women can join at any time in the 10 weeks, and we keep an active waitlist if required.
- How do you take care of yourself and other women?
- How and why did you decide that your attack was sexist violence?
- Do you believe that all men that rape are sick and evil?
- How does the media portray violence against women?
- What is the biggest myth that you ever believed about your sexuality?
- What was your mother's life like and would you want it?
- Sex and Our Bodies
- Video and discussion night
- What can we do to stop rape?
Read what other women are saying about the Support, Education and Action Group! Click here
Check out the actions that the Support, Education and Action Group initiated!
Kerrisdale Women Fight Back Against Rape
- Fighting Back Against Rape
- Kerrisdale Women Rally Aganist Rapist
- Sex Assault Spurs Rally
- Warning to would-be rapist!
- Pamphlet distributed during the rally
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Read more about the benefits of forging friendships with other women
A landmark UCLA study suggests friendships between women are special. They shape who we are and who we are yet to be. They soothe our tumultuous inner world, fill the emotional gaps in our marriage, and help us remember who we really are.
*Popular Education a brief description