Category Archives: Battered Women’s Support Services

Violence against Women, Resource Extraction and Climate Change

Violence against Women, Resource Extraction and Climate Change

Wherever women have acted against resource extraction, ecological destruction, threat of atomic annihilation they become aware of the connection between patriarchal violence against women, other people and the earth. For women, there is no separation between production and reproduction, land and life, resistance and survival. Patriarchal systems of capitalism and colonialism don’t recognize or value… Continue Reading >>

Self-affirming, Wholistic, and Empowering

Self-affirming, Wholistic, and Empowering

This group is designed to support women in finding more safety and power in their lives, expand their definition of self beyond the stigmatized definitions they may be carrying, understand internalized oppression, validate positive survival intentions underlying addictive behaviours, and explore preferred ways to meet these needs. “I received compassion for my struggles. Gained more… Continue Reading >>

Additional Funding Confirmed Ensuring Continued Legal Aid Services for Immigrants and Refugees

Additional Funding Confirmed Ensuring Continued Legal Aid Services for Immigrants and Refugees

Last month, June 2017, The Legal Services Society (LSS) announced that it would stop taking applications for immigration and refugee services effective August 1, 2017, due to a lack of funding to keep up with increased demand. Battered Women’s Support Services released a statement in regards to the cut in services and the importance of… Continue Reading >>

Open letter from the Coalition on MMIWG in BC regarding the National Inquiry

Open letter from the Coalition on MMIWG in BC regarding the National Inquiry

Today, July 24, 2017 the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls sent an open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett regarding the National Inquiry. Read the entire letter here. A letter was also sent to the families, survivors, and families of the heart… Continue Reading >>

BWSS is honoured to present Angela Davis, Feminist and Writer

BWSS is honoured to present Angela Davis, Feminist and Writer

In an effort to continue igniting authentic leadership Battered Women’s Support Services is honoured to present Angela Davis at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, BC Coast Salish Territory Please save the date Wednesday, November 29th, 2017; you will not want to miss this opportunity. Fresh off her monumental speech at women’s march on Washington earlier… Continue Reading >>

Opportunities for Legal Internship

Opportunities for Legal Internship

The Legal Services and Advocacy Program has opportunities for female law students to complete a volunteer-based legal internship at Battered Women’s Support Services. The responsibilities of the legal interns includes interviewing women, assessing and analyzing legal problems, assisting in resolving legal problems, assisting women to prepare for court, preparing documents and providing court accompaniments. Legal… Continue Reading >>

Lives Hang in the Balance

Lives Hang in the Balance

Cuts to Legal Aid for Immigrants and Refugees and the Impact on Women Fleeing Violence On June 26, 2017 Legal Services Society (LSS) announced that they will no longer accepting new refugee and immigration claims as of August 1, 2017. The current geopolitical situation worldwide is seeing an increase of women from around the world… Continue Reading >>

Canada’s Federal Government Fails to Provide Constitutional Right to Legal Aid and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Lives Hang in the Balance

Canada’s Federal Government Fails to Provide Constitutional Right to Legal Aid and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Lives Hang in the Balance

        PRESS RELEASE For immediate release June 26, 2017 Canada’s Federal Government Fails to Provide Constitutional Right to Legal Aid and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Lives Hang in the Balance Vancouver, B.C. Coast Salish Territory – On June 26, 2017 Legal Services Society (LSS) announced that effective August 1, 2017 they will… Continue Reading >>

A Big Thank YOU!

A Big Thank YOU!

A Big Thank YOU for Supporting BWSS Scotiabank Charity Challenge 2017! Yesterday, June 25, 2017 our team participated in the 2017 Scotiabank Charity Challenge. It was a gorgeous day and although we all really felt the summer heat our team persevered. Thank you to all those who walked, ran and wheeled for your dedication, energy,… Continue Reading >>