Women’s Support Groups at Battered Women’s Support Services

Women’s Support Groups at Battered Women’s Support Services

Support Groups at BWSS | 2014 BWSS Support Groups meet the needs of women who are or have been abused in their intimate relationships, women survivors of childhood sexual abuse, incest, and adult sexual assault. We design our support services to accommodate the social situations of marginalized women in regards to culture/ethnicity for women of…

YOUth Ending Violence ~  Education Presentation Opportunity

YOUth Ending Violence ~ Education Presentation Opportunity

For 20 years Battered Women’s Support Services has delivered dating violence prevention education. YOUth Engagement in Dating Violence Prevention. Co-facilitated by a trained young woman and a young man. Anticipated outcomes: • A better understanding of the roots of dating violence • Types of abuse • Healthy Relationships • How to help a friend who…

BWSS to Appear as Witness at Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

BWSS to Appear as Witness at Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

For immediate release October 6, 2014 BWSS to Appear as Witness at Coroner’s Inquest into Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez Vancouver, BC – For several years, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has been raising the alarm about the relationship between gender violence and precarious immigration for women, in general, and specifically from Mexico. The devastating…

Big day for access to justice!

Big day for access to justice!

West Coast LEAF is thrilled to report that the Supreme Court of Canada has struck down BC’s court hearing fees as unconstitutional. This decision has huge implications for women’s equality and access to justice. Today, our highest court confirmed that the courts are not just for the wealthy. Today is a day to celebrate. The…

Battered Women’s Support Services Commemorates 35 Years of Women’s Leadership to End Violence against Women

Battered Women’s Support Services Commemorates 35 Years of Women’s Leadership to End Violence against Women

Battered Women’s Support Services Commemorates 35 Years of Women’s Leadership to End Violence against Women In 1979, Battered Women’s Support Services was founded by a small but determined group of women. Thirty-five years later and much has been achieved in the effort to end violence against women. On November 25, 2014, celebrate our combined efforts,…

Understanding the Role of Gender Persecution in the Life and Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

Understanding the Role of Gender Persecution in the Life and Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release September 30, 2014 Understanding the Role of Gender Persecution in the Life and Death of Lucia Vega Jimenez VANCOUVER, B.C. – Day two begins in Coroner’s inquest in to the death of Lucia Vega Jimenez while in custody of Canadian Border Services and Battered Women’s Support Services echoes our concerns…

Gambling With The Lives Of Girls And Women

Gambling With The Lives Of Girls And Women

Our Executive Director Angela Marie MacDougall was live on Global News with Jill Krop to discuss the case of Raymond Caissie, a convicted high-risk sexual assault offender who was released from prison last year after serving 22 years and has now been charged with second-degree murder of 17-year-old Serena Vermeersch. The following is a rush transcription of the interview: Jill…

One Future Without Violence

One Future Without Violence

World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on September 10 every year to mobilize efforts of individuals to save lives. This year the World Suicide Prevention Day theme is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected‘ reflects the fact that connections are essential at many levels to combat suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among…

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training

2014 Women’s Safety and Outreach Volunteer Training BWSS offers training for women who want to volunteer for our Women’s Safety and Outreach Program to provide crisis support to girls and women survivors of gender violence in Downtown Eastside Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory. Join Battered Women’s Support Services to provide mobile crisis support, to participate in…

You Are Invited To An Exclusive Adorn Shopping Party

You Are Invited To An Exclusive Adorn Shopping Party

You are invited to an exclusive Adorn Clothing Swap & Shopping Party at My Sister’s Closet. This exclusive Adorn Party will offer fun, mingling, refreshments and fabulous fashion from My Sister’s Closet. My Sister’s Closet is a thrift boutique a social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS). All proceeds from the boutique go towards…