Category Archives: Violence against women

Sexual Assault Resistance Research – What The Headlines Aren’t Telling you

Sexual Assault Resistance Research – What The Headlines Aren’t Telling you

By Rona Amiri It seems like regardless of intentions, we can’t seem to get away from making girls and women responsible for not getting raped. Canadian researchers found that a new “rape resistance” program lowered first-year female college students’ likelihood of being sexually assaulted. Their program is the first program of its kind to show… Continue Reading >>

International Day to End Violence Against Women in Canada

International Day to End Violence Against Women in Canada

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Women from November 25, 2014 , continues through December 6th to on December 10th. Our ED Angela Marie MacDougall joined Sonia Sunger on Global TV to talk about the International Day to End Violence Against Women. Download and listen the postcast here. The following is a rush transcription… Continue Reading >>

BWSS Indigenous Women’s Program

BWSS Indigenous Women’s Program

by Thunder Eagle Woman, Brandy Kane, Manager of Indigenous Women’s Program The Indigenous Women’s Program at Battered Women’s Support Services would like to acknowledge the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish People, and the Squamish, Tsawwassen, Musqueam , and the Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself, my… Continue Reading >>

How relevant would a Victim’s Bill of Rights be for Victims of Gender Violence?

How relevant would a Victim’s Bill of Rights be for Victims of Gender Violence?

At Battered Women’s Support Services we provide crisis support, counselling and legal advocacy to women survivors of sexual violence and/or violence in intimate relationships. Through our work and the work of other victim service providers across Canada, we know domestic and sexual violence are often not reported to law enforcement. How relevant would a Victims’… Continue Reading >>

Violence against girls and women is one of the most powerful expressions of male privilege

Throughout the world there is a belief that men have and should have power over women and children. Societal gender roles reinforce and perpetuate this male privilege. Men are often raised and encouraged to believe that they have to be tough as an expected part of manhood. Continue Reading >>

Anatomy of Manipulation–The Jailhouse Tapes

Anatomy of Manipulation – The Jailhouse Tapes When Women Became Victims by Angela Marie MacDougall Over the objection of prisoners’ groups and defense lawyers and already routine in some New York State and federal prisons, New York City changed policy in 2007 to permit the recording of prisoners telephone calls at the city jail. “Fly… Continue Reading >>

When Women Became Victims Series – Risk Assessment E-Learnings

When Women Became Victims Risk Assessment E-Learnings by Angela Marie MacDougall At Battered Women’s Support Services, we have been looking for and attempting to create accessible resources and training for front line anti-violence workers.  We have been developing Strategic Interventions and looking at different models from other regions around the world.  A women’s coalition in… Continue Reading >>

Women’s Worlds 2011 – Why We Liked It? Why It Is Important for Us at Battered Women’s Support Services? by Andrea Canales and Rosa Elena Arteaga

Women’s Worlds 2011 Why we liked it? Why it is important for us at Battered Women’s Support Services? by Andrea Canales and Rosa Elena Arteaga Rosa Elena Arteaga We’re reflecting back on the four days we spent with over 1600 women from across the globe who gathered on unceded Algonquin territory, for Women’s Worlds 2011.  … Continue Reading >>

Royal Commission on Violence against Aboriginal Girls and Women

In consultation with the University of Calgary Moot team and in preparation for the 2011 Kawaskimhon Moot held in Vancouver from March 5-7, 2011, Battered Women’s Support Services initiated a call for a Royal Commission on Violence against Aboriginal Girls and Women. A royal commission has the ability to address the historic, social, legal, economic,… Continue Reading >>