Implementing a Sexual Violence Response & Prevention Project and Sharing Lessons Learned on Developing Partners & Assessing Needs

Paqtnkek – The Paqtnkek Health Centre and the Antigonish Women’s Resource Centre & Sexual Assault Services Association invite interested representatives from other First Nations communities to a “How-To”/Lessons Learned Presentation on the Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Project, focusing on the project’s innovative work in developing partners, assessing needs, and breaking the silence of sexual violence on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Paqtnkek Health Centre (128 Saqamaw Rd, Afton Station, Nova Scotia).

“We will be sharing how we were able to approach the difficult issue of sexual violence in our community of Paqtnkek, through the involvement and engagement of community members in developing response and prevention strategies with us”, notes Health Centre Director Juliana Julian. “We hope that our work on sexual violence can be used as a model for other communities.”

This will be the only opportunity for other communities to learn about how the partnership development and the needs assessment were conducted for this project.

The Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Project, funded by Status of Women Canada, is a two-year, collaborative project to address sexual violence against Aboriginal women, working on both the response to ...

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