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:

strategic interventions

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, 2016

My Sister’s Closet  – 1092 Seymour Street, Vancouver



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Youth Against Violence Training – Musqueam Nation

Battered Women’s Support Services in collaboration with Musqueam Indian Band to host Drumming Up Courage a peer-led awareness and training workshops for teenage girls and boys.  Topics include: healthy relationships, cyber-violence, dating violence, date rape and how to be an empowered bystander.

April 12-14 &18 – 22, 2016

Musqueam Nation


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Violence Against Women Knows No Age Limits

Much has been written about dating violence, violence against adult women and elder abuse.  The invisibility of the abuse of senior women is what Battered Women’s Support Services seeks to change. This prevention week, Battered Women’s Support Services raises awareness of the prevalence of violence against senior women, the warning signs and specific considerations for senior women who experience violence.

April 18 – 24, 2016

Online at, Twitter and Facebook


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Preventing Violence against Women on Earth Day, April 22, 2016

BWSS hosts a clothing swap and thrifting event to build awareness around local and social environmental action.  The fashion industry is the second most polluting industry on Earth, right behind oil.  The average Canadian throws away 70 pounds of clothing and textiles into the trash each year. Garment workers are some of the lowest paid workers in the world and 85% of all garment workers are women.

Friday, April 22, 2016

My Sister’s Closet – 1092 Seymour Street, Vancouver



Kids from Camelot ~ Benefit for BWSS

Terry Wolfe, the creator of the film, Kids from Camelot, has made the screening of his film on April 23rd a benefit for Battered Women’s Support Services ~ proceeds from ticket sales will go to BWSS.

Kids from Camelot is a fantasy musical reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz about two kids who put down their cell phones and time travel back to Camelot to find out if an old sword in their storage locker is really King Arthur’s long lost Excalibur. They see what childhood should be about and start a counter revolution against TV and cell phone addicts.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

VanCity Theatre – 1181 Seymour St., Downtown Vancouver


Learn more about previous Prevention of Violence Against Women Weeks’ BWSS has participated in:

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2012

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2013

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2014

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week 2015