#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…

We Recognize! And Here’s Why…

We Recognize! And Here’s Why…

Today, perhaps more than ever, people around the world want change. Change in the inequalities that perpetuate oppression. Change in the systems that inhibit self-determination and prevent justice. Since our inception, at Battered Women’s Support Services we understood that the change we sought in the world would only be achieved with participation from all segments…

Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment Is Also Gendered

Intimate Partner Criminal Harassment Is Also Gendered

“Stalking is one vicious manifestation of a broader spectrum of violence against women, one part of a multifaceted whole, intricately linked to the systemic social, economic and political inequalities experienced daily by Canadian women. The statistics detailing the extent of violence against women in Canada provide horrifying evidence of the “brutal face of inequality.” – Rosemary…

Webcast: Women Seeking Justice Forum ~ International Women’s Day 2015

Webcast: Women Seeking Justice Forum ~ International Women’s Day 2015

International Women’s Day 2015 Battered Women’s Support Services Legal Advocacy Program Presents: Women Seeking Justice Forum Women Seeking Justice Forum convenes a former judge, researchers, academics, lawyers, legal advocates, and feminist thinkers to illuminate pressing legal issues for women in law practice and policy including international, Indigenous, immigration, refugee, criminal, family, and poverty. Agenda MC…

Legal Advocacy – How you can assist women’s access to justice and equality under the law

Legal Advocacy – How you can assist women’s access to justice and equality under the law

International Women’s Day 2015 provides a great opportunity to highlight the ways in which women fleeing abusive relationships seek safety and justice through the legal system. The virtual elimination of Legal Aid in British Columbia and the complicated acceptance process has resulted in an increase of women who are having to self represent in family…

Ending violence is not just on the agenda, it IS the agenda ~ #MMIW

Ending violence is not just on the agenda, it IS the agenda ~ #MMIW

The following blog will highlight how little action has been undertaken to date despite 58 reports and 700 recommendations tabled so far. A Canadian National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Girls and Women was held on February 27, 2015 in Ottawa, Ontario with 12 representatives from British Columbia, in attendance. The Canadian Federal Government…

Youth Working Together To Prevent Dating Violence

Youth Working Together To Prevent Dating Violence

BWSS offers training to young women and young men who want to volunteer for our YOUth Ending Violence Program and facilitate workshops for youth. To provide youth with knowledge on the differences between healthy and abusive relationships, understanding the dynamics of abuse; learn where and how to obtain help; understand the impacts of social media…