About 35 came to a training last week co-facilitated by Chrysalis House and RCMP to train RCMP members (and others working is policing or youth services who work with teens) in the Man to Man toolkit for ending violence against women and girls. Great response and a call for all to deliver at least one workshop during April: Sexual Assault Prevention Month.
Ending Gender Violence:
One-Day Video Improv Leadership Workshops
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Workshops in Yarmouth, Shelburne, Digby, Kentville and Windsor.
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By Carla Allen
Education, awareness and engaging others to spread the message are a few of the important initiatives underway to help end violence against women.
Lisa Newell, executive director for Juniper House, holds a Man to Man training toolkit used for the Engaging Men and Boys in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls project.
A local leader in this is Yarmouth’s Juniper House. The womens’ shelter partnered with Chrysalis House in Kentville last year for a two-year project: Engaging Men and Boys in Ending Violence Against Women and Girls. The project is funded by Status Women Canada.
The aim of the project, says Juniper House’s executive director Lisa Newell, is to create effective, sustainable approaches to motivating and recruiting men and boys to become allies in eliminating violence against women and girls based on community needs.
For the full article, see this link: http://yarmouthvanguard.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx?noredirect=true
The Impact of Growing Up In Our Porn Culture: What Is the Problem? What Can We Do?
December 10th. and 11th. 2014 ~ Yarmouth
The Tri County Women’s Centre and the Tri County Women’s Health Coalition have been working together on sexual violence prevention and intervention across the tri counties of Digby, Yarmouth, and Shelburne.
As we do this work, it is apparent we need to examine some of the broader issues, such as hypersexualized advertising, media messaging, pornography, prostitution, and human trafficking. These issues are having a profound impact on our public health and safety.
As a proactive approach to these issues, we will be hosting a two-day forum in Yarmouth.
Our forum will be divided into three parts:
Dec. 10th. – Wednesday – All Day – Youth Forum – for High School Students from across the tri – counties focused on hypersexualized advertising, media messaging.
Dec. 10th. – Wednesday Evening – Public Forum – for the General Public, especially Parents and Guardians, as well Provincial Forum Participants.
Dec. 11th – Thursday All Day – Provincial Forum – for Stakeholders, Service Providers, Academics, and Public Policy Makers from across the province.
Register for our Provincial Forum by going to:
For more info see: WHY IT MATTERS – with links
This web site is a comprehensive tool kit designed to help you work with men and boys to prevent gender-based violence. It provides readings, case studies, handouts, exercises, and other resources as well as community-building tools.
Feminism and Gender Democracy – *Enjoy the amusing speech and book launch by Ph.D. Michael Kimmel (Stony Brook University New York, USA) at “Gunda Werner Institute” in Berlin, 12 Sep 2012. Renowned American sociologist, researcher on men and masculinity, author and self-proclaimed feminist, Michael Kimmel, together with his co-author, Michael Kaufmann, seek to find answers to this, for some, provocative question.