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We Recognize! And Here’s Why…

We Recognize! And Here’s Why…

Today, perhaps more than ever, people around the world want change. Change in the inequalities that perpetuate oppression. Change in the systems that inhibit self-determination and prevent justice. Since our inception, at Battered Women’s Support Services we understood that the change we sought in the world would only be achieved with participation from all segments…

Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment Is Also Gendered

Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment Is Also Gendered

“Stalking is one vicious manifestation of a broader spectrum of violence against women, one part of a multifaceted whole, intricately linked to the systemic social, economic and political inequalities experienced daily by Canadian women. The statistics detailing the extent of violence against women in Canada provide horrifying evidence of the “brutal face of inequality.” – Rosemary…

Let’s Be Clear Pick-Up Artists = Men Who Contribute to Rape Culture

Let’s Be Clear Pick-Up Artists = Men Who Contribute to Rape Culture

Nicole* was shopping on Robson street when a man approached her. After a few minutes of harmless conversation, Nicole tried to turn back to what she was doing, but the man insisted and continued to harass her. “I made it very obvious to him that I didn’t want to talk,” Nicole says. “I backed away…