Author Archives: Ending Violence

Women’s Support Groups at Battered Women’s Support Services

Women’s Support Groups at Battered Women’s Support Services

Support Groups at BWSS | 2014 BWSS Support Groups meet the needs of women who are or have been abused in their intimate relationships, women survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest, and adult sexual assault. We design our support services to accommodate the social situations of marginalized women in regards to culture/ethnicity for women of… Continue Reading >>

YOUth Ending Violence ~  Education Presentation Opportunity

YOUth Ending Violence ~ Education Presentation Opportunity

For 20 years Battered Women’s Support Services has delivered dating violence prevention education. YOUth Engagement in Dating Violence Prevention. Co-facilitated by a trained young woman and a young man. Anticipated outcomes: • A better understanding of the roots of dating violence • Types of abuse • Healthy Relationships • How to help a friend who… Continue Reading >>

BWSS to Appear as Witness at Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

BWSS to Appear as Witness at Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

For immediate release October 6, 2014 BWSS to Appear as Witness at Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez Vancouver, BC – For several years, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has been raising the alarm about the relationship between gender violence and precarious immigration for women, in general, and specifically from Mexico. The devastating… Continue Reading >>

Community Forum on Responding to Changes to Immigration Policy

Community Forum on Responding to Changes to Immigration Policy

On November 15, 2013, BWSS organized a community forum to discuss responses to changes in immigration policy and ways to improve service delivery in collaboration with the Migrant Mothers Project and YWCA Metro Vancouver. We came together with 55 people including educators, front-line workers, management and volunteers who work in the areas of immigration and… Continue Reading >>

CEDAW Report Card 2013

CEDAW Report Card 2013

CEDAW enshrines important protections for women in international human rights law. The UN CEDAW Committee is an international body of independent experts who are charged with monitoring state parties’ compliance and implementation of the Convention. Every four years, each country that has signed on to the Convention must report to the CEDAW Committee about how… Continue Reading >>

Fashion Forward to End Violence Against Women

Fashion Forward to End Violence Against Women

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2013 Fashion Forward to End Violence Against Women VANCOUVER, B.C. – Eco Fashion Week seventh edition highlights community, sustainable, and socially progressive enterprise My Sister’s Closet second hand store run by Vancouver’s Battered Women’s Support Services. Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) takes on its third appearance at Eco Fashion Week… Continue Reading >>

Women Elders Lunch

Women Elders Lunch

Battered Women’s Support Services Indigenous Women’s Program cordially invites Women Elders to a luncheon Monday, October 21st 2013 from 12 to 2pm We would like to hear your thoughts on what resources are needed for health and healing. We want to design a program for women elders that addresses the heart, body, mind, and spirit.… Continue Reading >>

YOUth Using Their Voice to End Dating Violence

YOUth Using Their Voice to End Dating Violence

by Rona Amiri, BWSS YOUth Ending Violence Consultant So far, 2013 has been an incredible year for violence prevention! We have facilitated workshops to over 1,400 youth throughout the Greater Vancouver area. We have facilitated workshops in Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Richmond, and Surrey. We have reached hundreds of youth from both high… Continue Reading >>

Battered Women’s Support Services is hiring

Battered Women’s Support Services is hiring

Battered Women’s Support Services seeks an accomplished professional to join our Leadership Team Manager – Advancing Women’s Awareness Regarding Employment (AWARE) Full-time 40 hours weekly, with occasional evenings, weekends – salary negotiable within available funding. Comprehensive benefits and pension plan available. Battered Women’s Support Services is a feminist ending violence organization with an entrepreneurial spirit,… Continue Reading >>

BWSS Support Group | Re-writing Our Stories: Women’s Stories

BWSS Support Group | Re-writing Our Stories: Women’s Stories

Download the full brochure here. In Re-writing Our Stories: Women’s Stories, women will be invited to explore their stories and reexamine the stories that they have been told about themselves, their gender, their social location, relationships, cultural beliefs and so forth. This Support Group Will: Create a safe space for women to explore and make… Continue Reading >>