Together we will honour exceptional women who volunteer their time and talent, energy and enthusiasm in our community. This year SWOVA is partnering with Volunteer and Community Resources (VCR) to help us identify women volunteers of all ages, cis and trans,who make – and have made – a significant difference to the well-being of Salt Spring’s diverse community.
We have sought and received nominations from non-profit societies, organizations, groups and individuals to recognize women for their exceptional work in the arts, education, social and health fields or in the environmental, agricultural, sport communities including everyone from youth to seniors!
This year SWOVA will honour Women Volunteers as Changemakers
at our “Tapas and Treats” event
at ArtSpring 7:00 to 9:00pm on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017.
Please join us for an evening of celebration, inspiration and fundraising!
Tickets are $25, available at ArtSpring Box Office.
The word rape originally comes the Latin “rapere” – meaning to abduct, grab or snatch. Somewhere along our linguistic evolution, its meaning morphed to include intimidating, threatening or forcing someone to have sexual intercourse.
Sexual assault replaced the term “rape” in 1983, under the Criminal Code of Canada. In doing so, we are able to recognize that assaults that are sexual in their nature are not about the act of intercourse but exist on a broader spectrum. This can include inappropriate or unwanted touching, harassment, verbal threats, coercion and physically forcing, with or without a weapon, someone to perform a sexual act. Using this term gives validation to those that have experienced sexual violence while broadening our understanding of our intrinsic human rights.
Let us not forget that the most important verb, when navigating our way through intimacy, is consent. Every time, all the time. Consent is sexy!