“Educate, train, empower.” This is the motto of one of UNC’s newest female empowerment groups: Wonder Women.
The group, which focuses specifically on preventing sexual violence, will be hosting a series of workshops on Monday and Tuesday centered around understanding and preventing domestic violence.
Monday’s workshop, titled “Breaking the Silence,” will feature a speaker from the Compass Center for Women and Families, a local organization that provides support for those impacted by domestic violence.
The speaker, a survivor of domestic violence herself, will discuss how to help survivors of sexual assault and how to prevent it from happening. Attendees will help create care packages for the women served by the Compass Center.
“It’s a presentation to give folks the foundational information to understand what domestic violence is and to talk about the power and control tactics that abusers use to maintain the domestic violence,” Valerie Sauer, director of education programs at the Compass Center, said.