Prevention of Violence Against Women Week
Date posted: April 17, 2018
April 15th to 21st is Prevention of Violence Against Women Week in BC.
Violence against women affects us all by affecting the safety and well being of our mothers, grandmothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, partners and friends. The Prevention of Violence Against Women Week annual campaign recognizes that violence against women happens too often in BC communities. The initiative raises awareness of a woman’s right to live free from violence.
Violence has a profound impact on learning. In Our Brilliant Brains: Learning in the Aftermath of Violence, Jenny Horsman explains how experiences of violence, in all forms, can make it hard to learn and make sense of the world around us. She introduces simple strategies that can help people return to learning with greater ease, in the aftermath of violence.
If you are teaching women who have experienced violence, you can find more suggestions for supporting their learning in:
Did you know that there is fiction written for adult literacy students on the theme of violence against women? Here’s a sample of what the Decoda Literacy Library has:
- Clear Skies: a family violence story (Also available online.)
- Contingency Plan
- Frozen Tears
- Dragonslippers : this is what an abusive relationships looks like
- Leaving Abuse (online)
- One Woman’s Courage (Also available online.)
Email email@example.com to borrow any or all of these.