Kathryn Borel Statement on Jian Ghomeshi

Kathryn Borel Statement on Jian Ghomeshi

Today Kathryn Borel made a statement in regards to the sexual assualt charges she made against Jian Ghomeshi. Borel’s statement highlights the ineffectiveness of Canada’s criminal legal system when it comes to the rights and safety of women. As illustrated in the Ghmoshi trial earlier this year, there was no justice for the women who… Continue Reading >>

May is Social Enterprise Month

May is Social Enterprise Month

Social Enterprise Social enterprise is a great way for Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) to connect with our community. BWSS currently runs two social enterprises: My Sister’s Closet and Strategic Interventions. BWSS social enterprises create awareness and education in our community and make it possible for us to continue to provide critical services to women… Continue Reading >>

“The life I’ve lost” – Violence against Women Knows No Age Limit

“The life I’ve lost” – Violence against Women Knows No Age Limit

1,400 senior women in BC call us annually. “The life I’ve lost.” Those were Maryann’s words the first time we met her. Maryann’s husband had recently died – a man who had viciously abused her since they were married when she was just seventeen. You can imagine how painful it was for Maryann to reflect… Continue Reading >>

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week | April 18 – 22

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week | April 18 – 22

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) will commemorate Prevention of Violence Against Women Week again this year by engaging the community in violence prevention through the following events: CORE Training for Front-line Workers Five day multi-media skill based training to support front line workers in their work to end violence against women April 18 – 22,… Continue Reading >>

CORE Training Update

CORE Training Update

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) Strategic Interventions CORE Training is officially sold out. Although training is sold out, those who are interested can still register for the wait list and will be informed if a spot becomes available.  Register For The Wait-List CORE Training is an interactive, five day professional development opportunity for front-line workers,… Continue Reading >>

Transformation  A Body and Mind Support Program for Women

Transformation A Body and Mind Support Program for Women

Battered Women’s Support Service is so pleased to announce a new direction in healing for women survivors of violence Through the support of our generous donors BWSS has envisioned Transformation Transformation A Body and Mind Support Program for Women Since 1979, Battered Women’s Support Services has provided specialized support group for girls and women who… Continue Reading >>

Transit Tuesday: BWSS Announces Compass Card Safety Resource For Women

Transit Tuesday: BWSS Announces Compass Card Safety Resource For Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TRANSIT TUESDAY: LOCAL WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES COMPASS CARD SAFETY RESOURCE FOR WOMEN Vancouver, BC- April 5, 2016 –   Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) will share Compass Card Safety Resource for women at Broadway and Commercial skytrain station and online through #TransitTuesday. BWSS shared its concerns about the compass card transit system and… Continue Reading >>

Teenage Girls and Boys Await Instructions after Jian Ghomeshi Verdict

Teenage Girls and Boys Await Instructions after Jian Ghomeshi Verdict

As Violence Prevention Co-ordinator at BWSS I get to speak to teenage girls and boys about dating violence and date rape.  It is incredible how much young people already know about the prevalence of dating violence and date rape… even children in grade seven or younger. When the Jian Ghomeshi ‘not guilty’ verdict came down,… Continue Reading >>