Get Involved

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something.

From paid student help positions to peer educator and advocate training, you can directly support survivors and help prevent gender-based violence.


Peer advocates answer questions regarding gender-based violence and provide services directly to survivors of gender-based violence. They operate the 24-Hour GBV Help Line, accompany survivors to the emergency room or legal appointments, and help them to navigate the legal process. Under Minnesota law, advocates must complete a 45-hour training to assist survivors of gender-based violence. 

Education is the cornerstone of the RE Initiative, and the most effective educators are one’s fellow students. The RE Initiative peer educators lead educational sessions about gender-based violence, bystander intervention and cultural factors that create and perpetuate inequality. For more information, email PACT@winona.edu

Paid student help positions are available and we are currently taking resumes and cover letters. Please check out the job posting on Warrior Jobs for a full job description.

If you have general questions or if you’d like to send a resume and cover letter to apply for paid RE Initiative student help positions, contact RE Initiative Project Coordinator Heather Gerdes at 507.459.8212 or email at Hgerdes@winona.edu.

RE Poster Series

You can also build awareness and show your support by downloading and displaying student-created RE posters. Right click an image to download a PDF of the poster:

Be A Statistic poster thumbnail    Thinking like a rapist poster thumbnail

Be The Change poster thumbnail   Not Consent poster thumbnail

It's not a compliment poster Alcohol is not consent poster

Change The Language poster It's Not Love If poster

You're Not Alone poster Consent is Sexy poster

 Reacting to Sexual Assault poster

Redefining Masculinity poster

 

The RE Poster series was designed and produced for students by students in Dr. Tamara Berg's Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Insights and Implications class in the fall of 2014. The posters are focused on preventing gender-based violence, challenging and changing rape culture, engaging students as active bystanders to end gender-based violence, and supporting survivors of GBV.