The mission of the Western's Empowerment and Violence Education (WEAVE) is to promote empowerment for all genders, and to encourage discussion about issues of violence and equality. WEAVE offers students resources and opportunities to get involved in programs that are targeted towards ending relationship violence and sexual assault. WEAVE also provides support to survivors.
WEAVE is dedicated to ending all forms of violence through coordinating events that raise campus and community awareness focused on various topics, including assertive communication, empowerment of bystanders to take action when violence occurs, and encouragement of positive, healthy expressions of masculinity.
These Peer Health Educators promote messages about healthy relationships, exploration of cultural attitudes related to violence, and community safety. WEAVE's passion is to end violence towards all genders and identities.
WEAVE implements programs and events throughout the academic year to promote our main messages. Programs focus on educating students about violence and consent. Topics include: bystander empowerment, healthy expressions of masculinity, cultural issues related to violence, and gender. For more information about these events or to request an outreach program, please submit a program request form.