Category Archives: Battered Women’s Support Services

Story Telling at the Intersections

Story Telling at the Intersections

Story Telling at the Intersections Lucia Lorenzi cautions us to be careful with stories we tell while watching out for the stories we are told. Dr. Lucia Lorenzi is a humanities-based researcher whose scholarly interests focus on the representations of sexual violence in Canadian and Indigenous literatures, as well as representations of sexual violence in autobiographical… Continue Reading >>

Women’s Economic Empowerment Workshops

Women’s Economic Empowerment Workshops

Women’s Economic Empowerment The Women’s Economic Empowerment Workshops at BWSS equip women survivors of violence, with a range of information from fundamentals of money and financial management principles to financial planning. When: Four Friday’s Starting February 24th to March 17th from 10am to 1pm Where: Workshops will be held at BWSS office – confidential Vancouver location… Continue Reading >>

Violence Prevention in Action

Violence Prevention in Action

Global Stewardship Conference at St. George’s School for Boys Young men and boys know they have a role to play when it comes to ending violence against girls and women. What we learned at St. George’s School for Boys is they are open and willing to own their role. With so few social sanctioned opportunities… Continue Reading >>

Standing on Points of Power

Standing on Points of Power

Self-Possession for Black Women in Coast Salish territory The history of Black people in Vancouver is storied, rich and complex and though representing less than 1% of the population, Black people’s presence rallies for visibility 40 years after the destruction of Vancouver’s only Black neighbourhood “Hogan’s Alley”. In commemoration of February as Black History Month… Continue Reading >>

We Organize, We March, We Organize

We Organize, We March, We Organize

Over 18,000 people attended the Women’s March on Washington in Vancouver with 673 marches worldwide, and at least 3.3 million people. Those are impressive numbers. It’s hard not to be inspired by that. And now it’s up to us to continue the work for change.  Join BWSS to Help End Violence against Women. Continue your… Continue Reading >>

Justice for Women Matters

Justice for Women Matters

This is an update sharing two new legal initiatives at Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and a reminder of a third. Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic   The Legal Advocacy Program Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic is available every Thursday from 6-8pm on a first come-first served basis. This clinic is… Continue Reading >>

Battered Women’s Support Services Legal Advocacy Program – Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic

Battered Women’s Support Services Legal Advocacy Program – Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic

When: Every Thursday from 6-8pm on a first come-first served basis. This clinic is designed to provide legal information to women who have urgent matters in family law proceedings, legal information, legal referrals and legal advocacy support will be provided during one to one appointments. The Drop-In Family Law Information and Referral Clinic is not a… Continue Reading >>

Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services

Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services

Legal systems are complex and justice can be elusive for women. The Legal Advocacy Program at Battered Women’s Support Services helps support women through the legal process. The Legal Advocacy Program (LAP) at BWSS provides support, advocacy, information and accompaniment to women who have experienced violence and who are involved in the legal system. LAP… Continue Reading >>