Mother’s Day, Empowerment and Cookies

Mother’s Day, Empowerment and Cookies

Business and Non-Profit Partnerships Adding Value for the Betterment of Community Solly’s Bagelry is a very popular place, a Vancouver institution, established in 1994.  In addition to over a dozen varieties of hand-rolled boiled bagels, Solly’s features world famous cinnamon buns, chocolate Babka, Rugoleh, strudel, mandelbroit, knishes, blintzes, challah, meringues, macaroons and so much more.…

10 Week Support Group for Women

10 Week Support Group for Women

A healing space for women who have experienced abuse in an intimate relationship to share their experiences, strengths, skills, and knowledge. This support group is made to create a safe environment where women are provided with support and information about self-awareness, assertiveness skills, understanding and managing emotions, abusive relationships, and fulfilling relationships. Participants in this…

Local Sex Worker Serving Consortium Launch Report on Services for Those Who Wish To Exit the Sex Industry

Local Sex Worker Serving Consortium Launch Report on Services for Those Who Wish To Exit the Sex Industry

Press Release For Immediate Release May 4, 2015 Local Sex Worker Serving Consortium Launch Report on Services for Those Who Wish To Exit the Sex Industry Vancouver, BC – In an effort to respond to the existing gaps and effectively meet the needs of those who do sex work, five community organizations with a vast range…

A First Response for Women Survivors of Violence

A First Response for Women Survivors of Violence

National Victims of Crime Awareness Week 2015 “I’ve never told anyone about how bad it was, it’s too painful and I was worried I wouldn’t be believed.  My husband took everything from me, every part of me, everything. Thank you for believing in me it helps me believe in myself.” ~ Marianna I have something…

A university sent out a ‘rape prevention’ email following a sexual assault on campus. I’m impressed.

A university sent out a ‘rape prevention’ email following a sexual assault on campus. I’m impressed.

It is National Crime Awareness Week 2015. Sexual assault is never victim’s fault. We were impressed to see this email from the University of Madison-Wisconsin such a departure from the usual victim-blaming “don’t go out at night/alone” response typical of universities. Imagine if all colleges and universities took this approach to sexual violence prevention. by…

BWSS Legal Advocacy Workshops 2015

BWSS Legal Advocacy Workshops 2015

Legal Advocacy Workshops are for women in need of legal information on their current family law cases. Workshops will be held Thursdays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. LOCATION: Battered Women’s Support Services in Vancouver (for confidentiality purposes please call us to obtain the address). IN ATTENDANCE: The BWSS Legal Advocate, a volunteer lawyer (may…

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…