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Breaking the Silos: Violence Against Women, Resource Extraction and Climate Change

Breaking the Silos: Violence Against Women, Resource Extraction and Climate Change

On November 25th the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, BWSS hosts Breaking the Silos. Breaking the Silos will invite our community to join with women around the world to mobilize and show our resistance to environmental and social degradation. Breaking the Silos has become a chance to uplift our voices about… Continue Reading >>

This Holiday Season #BuyItFwd

This Holiday Season #BuyItFwd

Buy Local and Social When you’re looking to make a difference, there are a variety of ways you can use your power, your dollar, and your voice. At the moment, our society is driven by consumerism.  An excellent way to benefit your own budget, contribute to healthier environment, and get your shopping done is to… Continue Reading >>

Women and HIV Forum The realities of violence and criminalization

Women and HIV Forum The realities of violence and criminalization

An educational and ground breaking forum that convenes specialized front-line workers, lawyers, anti-violence educators, women living with HIV, and feminist thinkers to illuminate pressing issues for women living with HIV, including criminalization of nondisclosure. Friday, December 4th 2015 1700 LABATT HALL HARBOUR CENTRE 515 WEST HASTINGS ST. VANCOUVER, BC V6B 5K3 Power point presentations, Educational… Continue Reading >>

BWSS commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Nov 25 by presenting a unique and memorable event.

BWSS commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Nov 25 by presenting a unique and memorable event.

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release November 12, 2015 BATTERED WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES PRESENTS ‘BREAKING THE SILOS’ Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25, 2015 by presenting a unique and memorable event. Breaking the Silos is the theme for BWSS’s 2015 fundraising gala and it will… Continue Reading >>

#TransitTuesday, Sexual Harassment on Public Transportation is a Problem We Must Solve

#TransitTuesday, Sexual Harassment on Public Transportation is a Problem We Must Solve

Sexual harassment on public transportation is an everyday occurrence for millions of girls and women living all over the world. An international poll found that 32% of women in London say they have been verbally harassed on public transport; 19% were victims of direct physical abuse. In Paris, where 85% of the women polled expressed… Continue Reading >>

Sexual Harassment on Public Transit Is a Problem We Must Solve

Sexual Harassment on Public Transit Is a Problem We Must Solve

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release November 09, 2015 Sexual Harassment on Public Transit Is a Problem We Must Solve Vancouver, BC- On Tuesday, November  10th Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is highlighting the serious social issue of violence against women on public transit through #TransitTuesday. Movement is a part of our daily life on average… Continue Reading >>

Coalition Demands Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Makes Preliminary Recommendations for National Inquiry

Coalition Demands Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Makes Preliminary Recommendations for National Inquiry

  News Release November 9, 2015 Coalition Demands Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Makes Preliminary Recommendations for National Inquiry (Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 9, 2015) A Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls is holding a press conference this morning to advise the public that British… Continue Reading >>

Coalition Demands Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Makes Recommendations for National Inquiry

MEDIA ADVISORY OF PRESS CONFERENCE: Coalition Demands Action on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Makes Recommendations for National Inquiry WHAT :       Press Conference WHEN:      Monday November 9th at 10:00 a.m. WHERE:   342 Water Street, 5th floor, Vancouver (Union of BC Indian Chiefs boardroom) Speakers include: • Lorelei Williams, Family Member, Butterflies… Continue Reading >>

We’re Gearing Up For A Great November

We’re Gearing Up For A Great November

On average, every six days a woman  in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. And every day we work to change that reality. Here are some things we are doing in November and December to create awareness and take action to end violence against girls and women. The PEAK Radio 102.7 FM Charity of… Continue Reading >>

Battered Women’s Support Services Hopeful As Prime Minister  Justin Trudeau Appoints His Cabinet

Battered Women’s Support Services Hopeful As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Appoints His Cabinet

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release November 4, 2015 BATTERED WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICES HOPEFUL AS PRIME MINISTER JUSTIN TRUDEAU APPOINTS HIS CABINET We are hopeful on this historic day to see Gender Parity in the new federal cabinet appointed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.   We agree with the Prime Minister that it is 2015 and gender parity… Continue Reading >>