Woman Shaves 10 years of Hair for Avalon Sexual Assault Centre

Melinda Norris has been growing her dread locked hair for ten years. On April 25, she shaved her head in support of Avalon Sexual Assault Centre. “I’m really gratified that we have a place like Avalon and that we can unite as a community behind their work, because it’s not only life-changing, it’s life-saving,” said Norris. Avalon Sexual Assault Centre …

Recognizing Resistance: Community Responses to Sexualized Violence

On March 14, Avalon Sexual Assault Centre held a morning symposium to look at community responses to sexualized violence. There were 95 people in attendance from 52 different organizations and agencies. Participants included people from the Departments of Health and Community Services, as well as members of the university, police, and legal communities. There was plenty of positive feedback, and we hope …

Int’l Women’s Day: Girls Speak Out on Sexualized Violence

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre partnered with the YWCA’s Finding Leadership in Young Women (FLY-W) program and the Girls’ Action Group at Citadel High School to create a sexual assault awareness and empowerment program for girls/young women. Named by participants, Stop It ASAP (Awareness of Sexual Assault Project) provided girls ages 11-19 the opportunity to address the impacts of sexualized violence …