Male Ally Network

Statistically, men are the greatest perpetrators of violence, regardless of the victim or survivor’s gender. This is supported by statistics from Statistics Canada that reported in 2016, 75% of homicide victims and 86% of homicide accused were male. These findings have remained relatively stable over the past 11 years for homicide victims and since the beginning of collection in 1961 for homicide accused. In addition, “data from the United States for the period 1980 to 2008, for example, shows that men were responsible for 90% of the murders committed during that period. Like Canada, men are also the major victims of violent crime at 77%.

SAVIS’s Male Ally Network (M.A.N) recognizes that the responsibility for stopping sexual violence, intimate partner violence, assault, street harassment and homicide lie not with the survivors and victims, but on the perpetrators. While most perpetrators of violence are men, most men are not perpetrators of violence. To this end, M.A.N. seeks to engage men and boys to utilize their privilege as males to engage other men and boys in the conversation around consent, privilege, and healthy masculinity.

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Volunteer – Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is looking for candidates who demonstrate an interest in ending gender-based violence and human trafficking or have lived experiences surviving gender-based violence.  Previous experience serving on a non-profit, community-based board and/or committee would be an asset. SAVIS of Halton’s Board of Directors works in partnership with its Executive Director to ensure…

Presentations

A Men's Issue

A look at Gender-based Violence in Canada

Ally-ship 101

Allyship 101 is an introductory to oppression, privilege, and the role of the ally.

Understanding Modern Masculinity

M.A.N. seeks to engage men, boys and individuals who identify as males to end gender-based violence, and to advocate the role that they can play in counteracting the culture of violence that exists in Halton and eventually wider Canada.

Calling In

Rape Culture in the 21st Century – Much like calling out, the goal of calling in is to change a problematic behaviour. Calling in can be useful to avoid making others feel ostracized, and is a personable approach

Cyber Bullying

A school talk presented by the Male Ally Coordinator

Cyber Violence & Internet Safety

A presentation for parents

The M.A.N. Program & Sexual Violence

A high school talk presented by the Male Ally Coordinator

What makes a Man?

A presentation for take back the night 2016

Unlearning Misogyny

Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including social exclusion, sex discrimination, hostility, androcentrism, patriarchy, ideas of male privilege, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification.

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Introducing: Navigating Life Outside of the Abusive and Exploitative Relationship, the new workshop at SAVIS 💜

This workshop supports survivors with re-integrating into community, practicing radical self-care, and so much more. These workshops will be held virtually on zoom on Monday evenings starting on January 24th. Since there are only 8 spots available, please email ola@savisofhalton.org for eligibility and registration!

Interested? Need more information? Tune in at 4pm tomorrow for our Instagram Live!! 

#HumanTraffickingWorkshop #HT #HumanTrafficking #EducationalWorkshop #HaltonOntario #Workshop #WeBelieveSurvivors #VirtualWorkshop #SupportingSurvivors
Introducing: Navigating Life Outside of the Abusive and Exploitative Relationship, the new workshop at SAVIS 💜

This workshop supports survivors with re-integrating into community, practicing radical self-care, and so much more. These workshops will be held virtually on zoom on Monday evenings starting on January 24th. Since there are only 8 spots available, please email ola@savisofhalton.org for eligibility and registration!

Interested? Need more information? Tune in at 4pm tomorrow for our Instagram Live!! 

#HumanTraffickingWorkshop #HT #HumanTrafficking #EducationalWorkshop #HaltonOntario #Workshop #WeBelieveSurvivors #VirtualWorkshop #SupportingSurvivors

Introducing: Navigating Life Outside of the Abusive and Exploitative Relationship, the new workshop at SAVIS 💜

This workshop supports survivors with re-integrating into community, practicing radical self-care, and so much more. These workshops will be held virtually on zoom on Monday evenings starting on January 24th. Since there are only 8 spots available, please email ola@savisofhalton.org for eligibility and registration!

Interested? Need more information? Tune in at 4pm tomorrow for our Instagram Live!!

#HumanTraffickingWorkshop #HT #HumanTrafficking #EducationalWorkshop #HaltonOntario #Workshop #WeBelieveSurvivors #VirtualWorkshop #SupportingSurvivors

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We would like to extend a huge thank you to the many folks who helped make our holiday gift shop a success! 💜 #ThankYou

@UnitedWayHH @ShoeBoxProject @MapleDentalHealth

We would like to extend a huge thank you to the many folks who helped make our holiday gift shop a success! 💜 #ThankYou

@UnitedWayHH @ShoeBoxProject @MapleDentalHealth

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We would like to extend our gratitude to the Oakville Community Foundation ( @OakvilleCF )for the financial support for our Equity and Engagement Project.

#GIVEOakville #OakvilleOntario #ThankYou #WeBelieveSurvivors #SupportingSurvivors

We would like to extend our gratitude to the Oakville Community Foundation ( @OakvilleCF )for the financial support for our Equity and Engagement Project.

#GIVEOakville #OakvilleOntario #ThankYou #WeBelieveSurvivors #SupportingSurvivors

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Holiday hours! Our crisis line is always available to support you (905-875-1555). No names, no judgment, just support.

Holiday hours! Our crisis line is always available to support you (905-875-1555). No names, no judgment, just support.

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December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers ❤️ 

Have you ever watched a crime T.V. show and noticed how many episodes centre around the murder, abuse, or kidnapping of sex workers? This isn't just a plotline - this is a reality for sex workers internationally. 

Personal and societal stigma and discrimination towards autonomous sex work fuels violence towards sex workers, putting folks at an increased risk of abuse, mental health concerns, and death. 

Today, we empower & celebrate sex workers in our communities while remembering the lives lost to violence and hate crime. 

Everyone deserves safety, acceptance, love, and protection under the law. #SexWorkIsWork #DecriminalizeSexWork #DestigmatizeSexWork 

P.S. The red umbrella is recognized as an international symbol for sex worker's rights! 

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#sexwork #sexworkers #sexworkersrights #humanrights #endviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endviolenceagainstwomen

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers ❤️

Have you ever watched a crime T.V. show and noticed how many episodes centre around the murder, abuse, or kidnapping of sex workers? This isn't just a plotline – this is a reality for sex workers internationally.

Personal and societal stigma and discrimination towards autonomous sex work fuels violence towards sex workers, putting folks at an increased risk of abuse, mental health concerns, and death.

Today, we empower & celebrate sex workers in our communities while remembering the lives lost to violence and hate crime.

Everyone deserves safety, acceptance, love, and protection under the law. #SexWorkIsWork #DecriminalizeSexWork #DestigmatizeSexWork

P.S. The red umbrella is recognized as an international symbol for sex worker's rights!

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#sexwork #sexworkers #sexworkersrights #humanrights #endviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endviolenceagainstwomen

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Today is the final day of #16DaysOfActivism2021

Today, we invite you to lean into self reflection 💭 

To think about what motivates your activism, whether you continue to advocate behind closed doors, or when it is uncomfortable to do so, and how you can best support survivors of sexual violence and gender based violence. 

Reflection is apart of growing, and charting the path forwards, we hope that folks are able to engage in this practice and continue to implement small pieces of activism to create a large change in the coming days, weeks, months, and years ⚡️

The time is now to end gender based violence.

#16daysofactivism #16daysofactivismagainstgenderbasedviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endgenderedviolence #sexualviolenceprevention #endviolence #gbv #activism #socialjustice

Today is the final day of #16DaysOfActivism2021

Today, we invite you to lean into self reflection 💭

To think about what motivates your activism, whether you continue to advocate behind closed doors, or when it is uncomfortable to do so, and how you can best support survivors of sexual violence and gender based violence.

Reflection is apart of growing, and charting the path forwards, we hope that folks are able to engage in this practice and continue to implement small pieces of activism to create a large change in the coming days, weeks, months, and years ⚡️

The time is now to end gender based violence.

#16daysofactivism #16daysofactivismagainstgenderbasedviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endgenderedviolence #sexualviolenceprevention #endviolence #gbv #activism #socialjustice

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Day 15 of #16DaysofActivism 🦋

Have you ever heard, "This could happen to someone you know", or "Imagine if this happened to your sibling, or your parent?" 

This is not the best practice of spreading awareness about gender-based violence, especially to get folks engaged in this work. 

☁️Care because it's important. 
☁️Care because it needs to end. 
☁️Care because it's a pervasive issue. 
☁️Care because people continue to be harmed. 
☁️Care because people continue to die. 
☁️Care because it is a human right for everyone to live in a violence-free world. 

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#16days#16daysofactivismagainstgenderbasedviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endgenderedviolence #sexualviolenceprevention #endviolence #gbv #activism #socialjustice

Day 15 of #16DaysofActivism 🦋

Have you ever heard, "This could happen to someone you know", or "Imagine if this happened to your sibling, or your parent?"

This is not the best practice of spreading awareness about gender-based violence, especially to get folks engaged in this work.

☁️Care because it's important.
☁️Care because it needs to end.
☁️Care because it's a pervasive issue.
☁️Care because people continue to be harmed.
☁️Care because people continue to die.
☁️Care because it is a human right for everyone to live in a violence-free world.

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#16days#16daysofactivismagainstgenderbasedviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endgenderedviolence #sexualviolenceprevention #endviolence #gbv #activism #socialjustice

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Day 15 of #16DaysOfActivism is today 💜

Writing to local representatives, such as MPs and MPPs is a fantastic way to make your voice heard, and stand up for causes that matter to you, such as #GBV 

The link in our bio entitled "Write to Your MP Tips" is article we think is useful for figuring out where to start for this form of advocacy. Some examples of issues you could write about include:
✨The impacts of COVID-19 on sexual violence and gender based violence, and the need to create an action plan
✨Recent cases of sexual assault that have been decided by the courts in a troubling manner
✨Why sexual violence is an issue that matters to your community

Happy letter writing!

#16daysofactivism #16daysofactivismagainstgenderbasedviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endgenderedviolence #sexualviolenceprevention #endviolence #gbv #activism #socialjustice

Day 15 of #16DaysOfActivism is today 💜

Writing to local representatives, such as MPs and MPPs is a fantastic way to make your voice heard, and stand up for causes that matter to you, such as #GBV

The link in our bio entitled "Write to Your MP Tips" is article we think is useful for figuring out where to start for this form of advocacy. Some examples of issues you could write about include:
✨The impacts of COVID-19 on sexual violence and gender based violence, and the need to create an action plan
✨Recent cases of sexual assault that have been decided by the courts in a troubling manner
✨Why sexual violence is an issue that matters to your community

Happy letter writing!

#16daysofactivism #16daysofactivismagainstgenderbasedviolence #endgenderbasedviolence #endgenderedviolence #sexualviolenceprevention #endviolence #gbv #activism #socialjustice

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Today is December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It is also day 13 of #16DaysOfActivism. To be an activist today is to reflect on this tragedy and the current state of #GBV and #femicide in Canada. 

It is a day to mourn the loss of 14 young women, who were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989. It is a day to recognize that gender-based violence and femicide is not an issue of the past. It is present today and we must continue to raise awareness, disrupt discriminatory patterns and systems, and advocate for equity and safety for all.

SAVIS has created a virtual vigil, posted to Youtube, which you can find by clicking the link in our bio entitled "December 6th Vigil". This video includes some words from our Executive Director, and is intended to provide folks with a few moments of silence and remembrance for the women who were murdered on this day in 1989. 

Further, we take time to remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirit people, and women of Ontario who were murdered in acts of femicide in 2020- 2021.

#NationalDayofRemembranceAndActionOnViolenceAgainstWomen
#Dec6
#Femicide2021
#FemicideInCanada
#takeaction

Today is December 6th, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. It is also day 13 of #16DaysOfActivism. To be an activist today is to reflect on this tragedy and the current state of #GBV and #femicide in Canada.

It is a day to mourn the loss of 14 young women, who were murdered at Polytechnique Montréal on December 6, 1989. It is a day to recognize that gender-based violence and femicide is not an issue of the past. It is present today and we must continue to raise awareness, disrupt discriminatory patterns and systems, and advocate for equity and safety for all.

SAVIS has created a virtual vigil, posted to Youtube, which you can find by clicking the link in our bio entitled "December 6th Vigil". This video includes some words from our Executive Director, and is intended to provide folks with a few moments of silence and remembrance for the women who were murdered on this day in 1989.

Further, we take time to remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two Spirit people, and women of Ontario who were murdered in acts of femicide in 2020- 2021.

#NationalDayofRemembranceAndActionOnViolenceAgainstWomen
#Dec6
#Femicide2021
#FemicideInCanada
#takeaction

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