PostedMarch 5, 2020
Host Ethan Astaneh, sits down with Dalya Israel, Executive Director of WAVAW Rape Crisis Center. They share an eye-opening discussion around her own journey, how WAVAW aids survivors, her thoughts on social movements (such as the #MeToo movement), the biases she witnesses that are embedded in society, and how WAVAW and everyday people are making a broader social impact.
WAVAW not only supports survivors of sexual violence but strives to shift society as a whole and create a future free from sexualized violence all-together. They provide support services for survivors such as one-on-one counseling and support groups, supporting them through navigating the medical and legal system, as well as providing a 24-hour crisis and information line. Through their work in advocating for social and systemic change, they also train teachers and provide high school and post-secondary workshops.
WAVAW Rape Crisis Center
B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Center
Vancouver Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit
Dalya Israel is a feminist, a rape crisis center advocate, and a mother. After finishing her BA in Women’s Studies from the University of British Columbia with a focus on Critical Studies in Sexuality in 2005, she started with WAVAW full time in the Victim Service Program where she is the Manager today.
For her full bio, visit: CanadianWomen.org/Dalya-Israel
Ethan is a Financial Advisor in the firm’s Vancouver office. He provides strategic advice to high net worth business owners, professionals, and retirees, and offers his clients a wide range of financial services, including; retirement income planning, business succession, and continuation planning, investment management, tax and estate planning, charitable giving, and intergenerational wealth transfer.
For his full bio, visit: nicolawealth.local/Our-Team/Ethan-Astaneh
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