GirlSpace

Over 50% of Canadian women will experience violence at some point in their lives. Young women under the age of 25 experience the highest rates of violence.

“Young women are most likely to experience the most severe forms of online harassment, including stalking, sexual harassment, and physical threats. Women who face multiple forms of discrimination, such as racial or cultural discrimination, homophobia, and transphobia, may be at increased risk of online hate and cyber violence” – Canadian Womens Foundation

We are empowering young women.

What is GirlSpace?

GirlSpace is a cyberviolence prevention program delivered annually to over 250 female and gender non-conforming youth at seven local junior high schools and six additional community locations throughout HRM. The program equips participants with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely navigate the online world, while encouraging leadership, building self-esteem, and fostering a safe and inclusive space where participants can be themselves and discuss issues that are important to them.

GirlSpace Offers

GirlSpace offers weekly interactive workshops on cyberviolence and violence prevention, as well as an array of current issues that impact young women. The diverse curriculum may include; body image, bullying and harassment, digital and online safety, multi-cultural awareness, healthy relationships, mental health, self-esteem, and much more.

Eligibility

Young women and gender non-conforming youth in grades seven (7) to nine (9), at participating locations in Halifax Regional Municipality are eligible for this program.

How to Get Involved

GirlSpace takes place once per week during lunch hour at participating schools. Programming begins in October and runs through the entire school year, and participants are welcome to join at any point throughout the year.

  

For further information please contact the Youth Programs Team youthprograms@ywcahalifax.com