Status of Women

Post here materials that relate to the ongoing work of this committee, including: descriptions of initiatives and events, campaigns, resources available to members, and general information.

Sisters in Spirit Vigil and the Red Dress Project

The annual Sisters in Spirit vigil in honour of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls takes place this Wednesday, October 3, from 1pm-2pm at Shq'apthut (A Gathering Place). Please see the attached poster for further details. In solidarity with the vigil and ongoing movements to educate the public about racialized, colonialist, and gender-based violence [...]

2018-10-01T10:42:37-07:00 October 1st, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

Our People Will Be Healed, Our People Will Be Heard: A Fundraising Film Event

Our People Will Be Healed, Our People Will Be Heard: A Fundraising Film Event will take place on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 1pm-4pm at VIU Duncan Campus (Building 700, Room 140). It aims to raise awareness and generate discussion on strategies for indigenizing education. Admission is by donation and proceeds will be given to [...]

2018-03-09T12:29:06-08:00 March 9th, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

Nanaimo Women March On – Jan. 20th

NANAIMO – On January 20th, Nanaimo’s second annual women’s rights demonstration is scheduled to begin at Diana Krall Plaza at 10:00 AM. The end of the march route is Maffeo Sutton Park where there will be speakers, performances, and activities until 12:00 PM. The goal of Nanaimo Women March On 2018 is to raise awareness [...]

2018-01-18T14:01:56-08:00 January 18th, 2018|Front Page, Status of Women|

#ClotheslineProject Launch

Today is the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. We have pitched the #ClotheslineProject outside the cafeteria in the upper quad. There are clothespins waiting for your message: bring a towel, shirt, pillowcase, and post a message to support the elimination of gender-based violence and to raise awareness of what we can [...]

2017-11-27T18:27:01-08:00 November 27th, 2017|Front Page, Status of Women|

City of Nanaimo Proclamation: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

The City of Nanaimo recently proclaimed November 25-December 10 to be Unite to End Violence Against Women days. Read the full proclamation below. SaveSave SaveSave

2017-11-27T18:24:13-08:00 November 22nd, 2017|Front Page, Status of Women, Uncategorized|

VIUFA Statement Concerning Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

In response to yesterday's Globe and Mail article, Melissa Stephens, VIUFA's Status of Women Chair posted the following to the VIU Status of Women Facebook page: VIUFA condemns all forms of harassment. We support and advocate for faculty who experience this violence on campus.   At a time when women, in particular, are speaking out [...]

2017-11-14T13:24:36-08:00 November 14th, 2017|Front Page, Status of Women|

Play: Be a Man – Sept 30/Oct 1

An original play by Kismet Theatre Collective. Real stories of what it is like to grow up with society's ideas of what manhood should be. All proceeds go to Haven Society's Men Choose Respect Program. September 30/Oct 1st. Tix 20$/adults 15$/students and seniors. Available at Kismet Theatre Academy, Haven Society, and the Romper Room. Co-sponsored [...]

2017-09-22T11:51:45-07:00 September 22nd, 2017|Front Page, Member News, Status of Women|