The Women on the Move Graduation marks the end of the women’s one year journey. It highlighted their accomplishments and gave them an opportunity to share all they learned from the program with The Redwood staff, board members, donors, family and friends.
This year’s ceremony was especially memorable. The WOTM Youth performed an original play they created alongside Genevieve Weigel who is the WOTM Youth Counsellor. The play addressed the issue of family violence, trauma, identity, drug induced sexual assault and street harassment. The play provided audience members with a glimpse into the challenges teenage girls face while growing up. It also highlighted the strength and resilience of women and girls. Audience members left the play with an understanding that it’s important for us as women to stand together and speak out against all forms of violence.
The WOTM participants also created vision boards, which highlighted their goals for the future. Throughout the program women worked on developing their skills through personal development and community activism.
As the program comes to a close we’re entering into the 6th year of the Women on the Move Program. This year we’ll be focusing on supporting women with developing their entrepreneurial capacity, gaining employment and pursuing post-secondary studies.
We invite you to continue to follow us as we embark on this new journey.