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
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:
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.