The SUB closes at 6:00 PM on Dec. 23 and will reopen on Jan. 2.
Women’s Centre staff will be away from December 18 – January 4. The Women’s Centre lounge will be open on the days that the SUB is open.
Red Umbrella Rally
Join sex workers and their allies in a march to say violence against sex workers must stop now! December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, also known as the Red Umbrella Day. On this day, we are calling for an end to laws and unjust policing that prevent sex workers from reporting violence. These laws intersect with sexism, racism, ableism, and classism to perpetuate social stigma and create a cultural environment in which the violence perpetrated upon sex workers is seen as different from the violence perpetuated against others.
Together, we will stand for autonomy, dignity, and the freedom to work in safety with equal access to justice. The event will be co-organized PEERS Victoria Resource Society and the UVSS Women’s Centre, and will start at 5:30 PM at the Victoria Legislature, marching to City Hall, where food will be provided, and speakers and performers will entertain and educate us.
At this vibrant event, we will both honour the lives lost and celebrate our vital movement. The red umbrella is an international symbol of sex workers rights, please WEAR RED and bring your red umbrella to the rally and be a part of the movement!
Chicken and vegetarian curries will be served at the City Hall for dinner.
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/796863290372586/?ref=br_tf
Welcome to the University of Victoria’s Women’s Centre website!
We are located in the Student Union Building in room B107.
The intentions of the centre are to constantly be recreating an anti-oppressive community space for individuals to gather, share and learn from one another.
Please stay tuned as we are working on updating the website.
Our services/space are open to self-identified women and folks who identify as non-binary or gender fluid.