Workshop to address violence against women

People are invited to enjoy a breakfast and engage in dialogue about the community’s role in addressing gender-based violence.

In response to the levels of relationship abuse and/or violence against women and young girls in the Cowichan Valley Warmland Women’s Support Services Society are hosting a social action workshop on Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon in support of 16 Days of Activism.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is a global campaign calling for the elimination of all forms of violence against women, running from Nov. 25 to Dec. 10.

People are invited to enjoy a breakfast and engage in dialogue about the community’s role in addressing gender-based violence. Registration for the event is $10, but organizers will gratefully accept donations of further funds to help cover expenses.

“As a community our individual and collective voice has power,” said organizers in a press release. “How we talk to each other and when we talk to each other about violence against women has a direct and dramatic impact.”