Hockey Fans Unite To Help End Violence Against Women

Hockey Fans Unite To Help End Violence Against Women

  Last year, several high profile incidents of domestic and sexual violence forced a national conversation on both sides of the border about the epidemic of violence against women. The role of women’s anti-violence organizations emerged as key in providing a community-based response to survivors. And the powerful role of philanthropy emerged as individuals took direct action…

Youth are Powerful Agents for Change

Youth are Powerful Agents for Change

Youth are Powerful Agents for Change Boys Bring their Voice to the Prevention of Violence Against Women First stage gender violence prevention is emerging as an important focus of community and government with engaging boys and men awareness raising campaigns, bystander intervention and healthy relationship workshops leading the way. Our own Youth Ending Violence takes…

Compartiendo Nuestras Tradiciones ~ Embracing Our Traditions

Compartiendo Nuestras Tradiciones ~ Embracing Our Traditions

Grupo para Mujeres Latinoamericanas • Battered Women’s Support Services Compartiendo Nuestras Tradiciones Un espacio para Mujeres Latinoamericanas COMPARTIENDO NUESTRA FORTALEZA Y SABIDURÍA Un espacio para compartir nuestra riqueza cultural, compartir nuestro conocimiento y apoyarnos mutuamente. 10 SESIONES cada Lunes de 10am – 12pm Comenzando el 20 de Abril del 2015 TEMAS A DISCUTIR • Aprendiendo…

Up For Debate – Questions for the Candidates

Up For Debate – Questions for the Candidates

Up For Debate Questions for the Candidates   Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has joined Up For Debate, an alliance of over 150 women’s organizations and their allies from across Canada. We are united in raising awareness about women’s rights in the lead up to the 2015 federal election. Up For Debate calls on all…

#Run4BWSS ~ “How To Train”

#Run4BWSS ~ “How To Train”

So, you’ve decided to run, walk, or wheel for BWSS. BWSS hosts “how to train” in-service with Tanya Jones from Bee3Fitness to assist TEAM BWSS and our supporters. The in service will cover training basics for a half marathon and for 5K for an hour and a half with a 20 minute run/walk after. Couch…

Women’s Support Group Launches Violence Prevention Campaign Drawing Attention to Effects Witnessing Violence Has On Children

Women’s Support Group Launches Violence Prevention Campaign Drawing Attention to Effects Witnessing Violence Has On Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WOMEN’S SUPPORT GROUP LAUNCHES VIOLENCE PREVENTION CAMPAIGN DRAWING ATTENTION TO EFFECTS WITNESSING VIOLENCE HAS ON CHILDREN Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2015 Violence against women in intimate relationships is a learned behaviour so Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has launched an awareness campaign #BecauseYouCan to draw attention to the effects witnessing…

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2015

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2015

#BecauseYouCan Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is committed to taking action and preventing violence against women.  Each year we commemorate Prevention of Violence Against Women Week held during the third week of April.  This year, during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week (April 12-19 2015), BWSS features the following events: You Could Do Something to…

#Justice4CindyGladue ~ Collective Outrage. Unified Voice. Power of Communities.

#Justice4CindyGladue ~ Collective Outrage. Unified Voice. Power of Communities.

From St. John’s to Victoria, hundreds across Canada gathered and marched on Thursday, April 2nd calling for justice for Cindy Gladue and all missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. In over 22 places communities expressed collective outrage over the acquittal of Bradley Barton, who walked free of both murder and manslaughter convictions on March…

Indigenous and Women’s Groups Join The Call For Justice For Cindy Gladue

Indigenous and Women’s Groups Join The Call For Justice For Cindy Gladue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Indigenous and Women’s Groups Join The Call For Justice For Cindy Gladue PRESS RELEASE- April 2, 2015 Vancouver, Coast Salish Territories The February 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee (WMMC) joins numerous local women’s and social justice groups along with 22 other cities and communities across Canada to honour Cindy Gladue’s life and…

Justice for Cindy Gladue

Justice for Cindy Gladue

All across these lands, in almost twenty cities and communities, there will be rallies on Thursday April 2 to honour Cindy Gladue’s life and to demand justice for her with a specific call for a re-trial (please see below). Cindy Gladue was a 36-year old Indigenous mother of two who was murdered by Bradley Barton in an Edmonton…