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Women Against Violence Empowering Survivors

Women Against Violence Empowering Survivors (WAVES) is a survivor’s advisory group that works towards WAWG priorities by:

  1. Increasing and ensuring a diverse range of survivor input in ways that are respectful and that avoid exploitation an re-victimization;
  2. Creating a transparent process and determine a mechanism for diverse survivor input; and 
  3. Evaluating the process to ensure that survivor input informs the work of WAWG.

WAVES members are engaged in a diverse range of projects and activities, including:

  • Presentations at events & service project panels
  • Speaking to university and college classes
  • Facilitation of support groups for women
  • Outreach at community events
  • Art Shows & Art projects
  • Contribution to public awareness & education
  • Op-Eds 
  • Recording of ‘Survivor Stories’
  • Clothing and personal item drive and fundraisers 
  • and more…


WAVES members are releasing a series of recordings with their personal experiences and advice in the hopes of supporting other survivors of abuse and empowering change to end all violence against women. 

This is Olga’s Story – 


‘Olga’s Everyday Life’ – 

   A list of abusive behaviours

 to watch out for

Advice from a survivor to listeners   who may be in a similar situation

WAVES Projects

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