A series of events held on the Queen's University Campus to raise awareness about violence against women and issues of self-esteem women face.
The Vision for WWW
For a week in november, a series of events will be held on the Queen's
University campus to raise awareness about violence against women and issues of self-esteem women face. The goal of this project is to create a positive space where students can be in dialogue with each other about these issues. It is a way to encourage students to talk to each other, to support each other and reach out to existing groups and services. Talking through our problems is a way we heal but we can only do this when there is no fear of judgment. A goal of this project is not only to validate the prevalence of these issues but also to emphasize that they can be overcome in a positive space.
People gain confidence by being involved. Being part of a team allows a person to accomplish a common goal, make new friends and learn. It also empowers people by allowing them to recognize their ability to generate change. The facilitators/volunteers of this project hope that by bringing women together voice their opinions on issues relevant to them, women at Queen’s feel empowered and their concerns on this topic are validated.
- Raise awareness about violence against women and self-esteem issues women face.
- Encourage men to think more critically about how they treat women.
- Encourage women to celebrate who they are as unique individuals.
- Encourage women to stand up for themselves.
- Listen to suggestions from all students about what groups/clubs/services could be implemented to educate people on and mediate issues of violence against women and self-esteem. Hear about positive experiences people had with groups on campus or in the Kingston community when coping with abuse or self-esteem issues.
- Draw attention to the fact these problems happen worldwide and talk about women's experiences on a global scale
- Celebrate men who speak out against gender inequality
Why it is important men participate in these events?
Men have an important role in promoting gender equality. The way women perceive themselves is affected by the relationships they are in, how they are treated by the opposite sex, and how they are represented in the media.
We hope to encourage women to stand up for themselves but also to encourage men to stand up for women.
Violence against women affects everyone.