Forensic Nursing Week, November 5 to 9

It’s Forensic Nursing Week. Avalon is lucky to have the team of Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners it does, led by Chantelle Murphy 💜 “Becoming a SANE arose as a need I identified after working for 18 years in women’s health. I worked primarily with childbearing women and families and within my role as a labour and delivery nurse I saw innumerable …

Night of Songs and Stories raises funds for Avalon to help sexual assault survivors

  Night of songs and stories raises funds for Avalon to help sexual assault survivors   On April 21, Avalon Sexual Assault Centre hosted a benefit concert at St. Matthew’s United Church called “Together Our Voices Are Powerful.”   The theme of the fundraiser was inspired by the 2018 theme of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), which encourages individuals and …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Local artists will perform to support survivors of sexual assault this weekend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              April 16, 2018   Local artists will perform to support survivors of sexual assault this weekend Halifax | On Saturday,  April 21, local singer-songwriters are coming together to take a stand against sexual assault and fundraise for Halifax’s Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. Together Our Voices Are Powerful will be a night of songs and a way …

Avalon: A Resource for Military Members and Veterans

Avalon: A Resource for Military Members and Veterans   Military sexual violence is a global problem, and Canada is no exception. In 2016, a Statistics Canada survey found that women experience sexual assault at higher rates than military men, and both women and men in the military experience higher rates of sexual assault than civilians. Close to one in three …

International Women’s Day 2018

International Women’s Day Honouring the Courage and Activism of Sexual Assault and Abuse Survivors and Advocates International Women’s Day came out of the activism and mobilization of women workers fighting to improve women’s rights and to create safety and autonomy for all women.  Today Avalon Centre celebrates the continuation of this movement and how survivors of sexualized violence and abuse …

Me Too

  #MeToo It takes courage and strength for a person to disclose that they have survived experiences of sexualized violence.  It’s because people have broken the silence, by sharing their experiences online, to their community, or even to just one person, that we are beginning to see societal and systemic change, but we still have a long way to go.  …

Nova Scotia Chief Justice Michael MacDonald Announces Review Committee RE: Provincial Court Judge Gregory Lenehan

Today, Nova Scotia chief justice Michael MacDonald announced the formation of a review committee that will further investigate complaints filed against provincial court Judge Gregory Lenehan. Avalon is interested in systemic outcomes that improve women’s equality and remain supportive of the principles of both judicial accountability and judicial independence. We believe that judges have an important role to play in …

Avalon Spring/Summer 2017 Newsletter

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Avalon is Recruiting New Board Members

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre is a non-profit, community-based, feminist organization working to eliminate sexual assault/abuse and to change the current socio-political culture that fosters sexism, social justice and other forms of oppression. The Centre  provides immediate care and support, counselling, advocacy and community education. We are recruiting new members to join the Board of Directors. Individuals who come to the …