BWSS In the Media

Part of our advocacy work to eliminate violence and work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women is evident in our media appearances.

BWSS In The Media

Battered Women’s Support Services provides advocacy to assist all battered women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women. Part of that advocacy work is evident in our media appearances:

  • February 3, 2024 CBC: “AI makes deepfake pornography more accessible, as Canadian laws play catch-up.”
  • February 3, 2024 CityNews: “AI brings deepfake pornography to the masses, as Canadian laws play catch-up.”
  • February 11, 2024 CBC: “Vancouver commits over $2.6M for street cleaning program”
  • February 14, 2024 CityNews: “Annual Women’s Memorial March honouring MMIWG2S+ takes place in Vancouver”
  • February 15, 2024 BCIT News: “Simon Fraser University students swap clothes for a cause”
  • February 27, 2024 CBC News: “Most voyeurism incidents on transit don’t result in charges: data”
  • April 12, 2024 CityNews: “Prevention of Violence Against Women week a time to remind officials we’re in crisis, advocate says”
  • April 12, 2024 The Tyee: “An Indigenous Woman Was Found Dying on the Road. What Happened?”
  • January 19, 2022 CBC: “This Ontario student waited years for justice. Now, the accused in her sex assault case won’t face trial.”
  • February 8, 2022 The Tyee: “The Hidden, Deadly Epidemic in Partner Violence”
  • March 28, 2022 Vancouver Sun: “B.C. family court mediation not adequate for domestic violence victims: advocates.”
  • April 12, 2022 North Shore News: “Shelters for abuse victims report effects of COVID-19 on operations to StatCan”
  • April 15, 2022 CTV News: “Shelters for abuse victims report effects of COVID-19 on operations to StatCan”
  • April 18, 2022 CBC News: “RCMP review of old sexual assault files sends more than 200 back to investigators”
  • April 22, 2022 Vancouver Is Awesome: “A Vancouver councillor wants increased surveillance cameras in the city. Will that make us more safe?”
  • May 6, 2022 The Tyee: “BC’s Abortion Problem Is Access, Not Laws”
  • May 14, 2022 Global News Morning: “Intoxication allowed as a defence”
  • May 30, 2022 Global News: “Gun control advocates applaud Ottawa’s handgun freeze, but some owners are angry”
  • June 1, 2022 CBC: “Chelsea Poorman’s family, advocates ‘disappointed’ after real estate agent seen taking down posters”
  • June 1, 2022 Castanet: “Vancouver realtor loses licence after allegedly tearing down Chelsea Poorman posters”
  • June 5, 2022 CBC: “Family court pilot promising for domestic violence victims: advocates”
  • June 9, 2022 CTV News: “Depp-Heard discourse worries B.C. advocates for domestic violence survivors”
  • June 14, 2022 The Globe and Mail: “Many women who suffer from intimate partner violence don’t trust the police. Why are they the default response?”
  • June 15, 2022 The Globe and Mail: “The unintended consequence of mandatory charging for victims in domestic violence calls”
  • June 21, 2022 Saanich News: “Gun regulation great, but doesn’t address root domestic violence drivers: advocates”
  • July 2, 2022 Times Colonist: “How B.C. could benefit from tracking Google searches about domestic violence”
  • July 12, 2022 Global News: “No jail time, likely no record for man who randomly attacked woman in Vancouver alley”
  • July 13, 2022 CBC: “Advocates call for culturally appropriate services for Indigenous women facing violence”
  • July 13, 2022 Vancouver Sun: “COVID worsened domestic abuse for Indigenous women: B.C. report”
  • July 13, 2022 CityNews: “Majority of B.C. Indigenous respondents saw rise of partner violence during pandemic: report”
  • July 14, 2022 The Tyee: ‘It’s Hard to Remember That You’re Not Alone’
  • July 26, 2022 Global News: “Advocate says Jake Virtanen acquittal shows high bar for justice in sex assault cases”
  • July 29, 2022 CBC: “Victim ‘floored’ as B.C. relationship coach may escape criminal record for domestic violence”
  • July 29, 2022 Global News: “Concerns rise about domestic violence in B.C. as husband charged in wife’s death”
  • August 3, 2022 Rock 101: “Sexual assaults rose 15% in British Columbia, StatCan crime data shows”
  • August 4, 2022 Vancouver Sun: “Recent deaths of young Indigenous women in DTES highlight long-held fears”
  • August 13, 2022 Global News: “B.C. Punjabi radio station host suspended for comments on domestic violence”
  • August 17, 2022 The Straight: “Women are not acceptable casualties in the response to the housing crisis”
  • August 18, 2022 Global News: “System for protecting abused women ‘not working,’ says mother of Chilliwack murder victim”
  • August 24, 2022 The Tyee: “‘He Was Always with Other Girls, Giving Them Free Drugs’”
  • August 25, 2022 The Globe and Mail: “‘Replacing its police force has brought Camden, N.J., more peace but lingering questions about justice’”
  • September 12, 2022 The Peak: “Community organisations put out a call to action to protect women amidst housing crisis”
  • September 15, 2022 CityNews: “Vancouver Warriors sign player arrested for domestic violence last year”
  • September 18, 2022 Global News: “Some B.C. groups, non-profits will not mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Day of Mourning”
  • September 21, 2022 CBC: “Women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside warn of escalation in attacks, kidnappings, forced druggings”
  • September 22, 2022 CityNews: “Vancouver Police fire beanbag gun at woman in BC Women’s Hospital”
  • September 22, 2022 CTV News: “Patient arrested at BC Women’s Hospital after allegedly trying to break into nursery”
  • September 23, 2022 Vancouver Sun: “Woman shot with police beanbag gun at B.C. hospital had been denied access to her newborn”
  • September 23, 2022 CBC: “Beanbag gun used on weapon-wielding patient at B.C. Women’s Hospital, say Vancouver police”
  • October 7, 2022 CTV: “Calls for Hockey Canada sponsors to divert money into survivor supports”
  • November 9, 2022 The Globe and Mail: “Ottawa announces national plan to end gender-based violence”
  • November 25, 2022 CityNews: “B.C. to get $3 million for gender based violence crisis hotlines”
  • December 5, 2022 CityNews: “Domestic violence on the rise in Vancouver, advocates say”
  • December 13, 2022 Vancouver Sun: “B.C. MLA Katrina Chen on why she revealed she’s been a victim of gender-based violence”
  • December 16, 2022 Global News: “Advocates concerned as 3 women killed in the Lower Mainland in a week”
  • December 16, 2022 CBC: “Woman shot dead in Coquitlam, B.C., had a protection order against ex-husband”
  • December 16, 2022 CTV News: “Advocates for survivors of gender-based violence rally outside BC RCMP detachment”
  • December 28, 2022 Global News: “‘No more femicides’: B.C. women’s groups call for action on deadly domestic violence”
  • December 28, 2022 CTV: “From smart homes to connected cars, new tools of domestic abuse make escape harder”
  • December 28, 2022 TechTimes: “Tech Gadgets Hinder Domestic Abuse Victims From Escaping, Advocates Claim”
  • December 28, 2022 TechTimes: “Tech Gadgets Hinder Domestic Abuse Victims From Escaping, Advocates Claim”
  • December 6, 2020 CBC: “COVID-19 exacerbated violence against women. Frontline workers want essential service funding”
  • August 29, 2020 CBC: “Battered Women Support Services asks for more volunteers amid COVID-19 pandemic”
  • April 23, 2020 Global News Morning BC: “Surge in domestic violence during COVID-19 crisis.”
  • April 17, 2020 CBC: “Rise in family violence hotline calls amid pandemic worry advocates”
  • March 31, 2020 CTV News: “‘Worst case scenario’: Crisis workers seeing spike in domestic violence concerns during pandemic.”
  • March 27, 2020 The Georgia Straight: “COVID-19: Calls to crisis line of Vancouver’s Battered Women’s Support Services rise over 100 percent”.
  • November 22, 2018 Media in Canada: “Spotted! A transit ad that makes you feel trapped”
  • Nov 29, 2016 Transit creeps told to ‘keep your hands to yourself’ in new Vancouver anti-sexual assault campaign in The Metro.
  • Nov 29, 2016 New poster campaign aims to stop sexual assaults on Metro Vancouver transit in Global News.
  • Nov 15, 2016 Power 50 2016: VanMag Rank Angela Marie MacDougall one of Vancouver’s Most Powerful People.
2014 and older
  • January 15, 2014 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall on Global’s Unfiltered with Jill Kropp on Global TV, with Carissa Ropponen, WAVAW Executive and Development Assistant, and Sangeeta Lalli, Liberal Party of BC Organization Chair, Young Liberals in BC, stepping out of the binary, addressing some of the essential questions that need to be asked and highlighting the complexities and intersectionality entailed in this issue.
  • November 7, 2014 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall with the DTES Women’s Coalition on Global’s Noon News speaking out about systemic violence against women in the downtown eastside.
  • February 6, 2013 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall appears on David Berner TV arguing that when it comes to violence against women, consultations are fine, but what we really need is solid reliable funding for the front line work.
  • May 15, 2011 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall interviewed by  The Georgia Straight on the Vancouver Slut Walk.
  • January 22, 2023 Times Colonist: “‘Homicide in slow motion’: Police urged to tackle stalking amid rise of tracking tech.”
  • February 3, 2023 CBC: “Strangulation clinic in Surrey offers specialized care for survivors of partner violence.”
  • March 1, 2023 VanMag: “7 Ways to Celebrate International Women’s Day in Vancouver 2023”
  • March 7, 2023 BCBusiness: “Illuma Family Law’s new child care top-up plan challenges stigmas around parental leave”
  • March 20, 2023 Surrey Now-Leader: “Pair of Surrey awards events celebrate women and their work in the community”
  • March 21, 2023 The Globe and Mail: “Women suffering brain injuries from intimate-partner violence at risk of injury being used against them in court”
  • March 22, 2023 British Columbia: “Province celebrates B.C.’s diversity champions”
  • April 3, 2023 Miss 604: “The Justice Centre at BWSS”
  • April 5, 2023 Global News Morning: “Battered Women’s Support Services Justice Centre”
  • April 5, 2023 VancouverSun : “Legal clinic expands in Vancouver for women who have experienced domestic violence”
  • April 8, 2023 CTV News: “Vancouver organization helping women affected by domestic violence navigate the legal system”
  • April 12, 2023 Western Standard: “Support groups say clearing Vancouver’s tent cities harms women”
  • April 13, 2023 The Province: “Opinion: The systemic housing crisis requires systemic solutions”
  • April 14, 2023 The Georgia Straight: “Hastings Decampment: 105 Vancouver Coastal Health employees decry eviction, despite organizational silence”
  • May 26, 2023 Vancouver is Awesome: “Sexual assault assistance and timely support backlogged, B.C. provider says”
  • June 2, 2023 Penticton Herald: “Sweeps throughout the unhoused communities break inherent Indigenous rights, says outreach worker”
  • June 7, 2023 CBC: “Survivors, former staff say recovery homes ignored years of reports about employee charged with sexual assault”
  • June 15, 2023 Muslim Link: “Murder of University of Windsor Student Leads to Calls for More Supports for Domestic Violence Victims”
  • July 14, 2023 Richmond News: “Fitness fundraiser takes stand against gender-based violence”
  • July 24, 2023 CBC: “B.C. government announces new programs, police standards for sexual assault”
  • July 24, 2023 Vancouver Sun: “B.C. overhauls policing standards for sexual assault investigations”
  • July 31, 2023 Today in BC: “Sweaty challenge raises funds for survivors of gender-based violence in B.C.”
  • September 15, 2023 Global News: “‘Extremely disappointing’: Vancouver police sergeant on leave due to graphic poster”
  • September 16, 2023  The Link: “Local Woman Empowerment organization is calling on volunteers for life-changing training program”
  • September 19, 2023 CBC: “B.C. attorney general hails federal bail bill restricting release of violent offenders as it goes to Senate”
  • October 18, 2023 West Island Community News: “Rising Tide of Unreported Intimate Partner Violence Alarms British Columbia”
  • October 22, 2023 True North News: “B.C. man granted full parole after strangling pregnant wife and burning her body in 2006”
  • October 23, 2023 CityNews: “Whistler ad offering free rent for ‘fun, occasional’ relationship slammed”
  • October 26, 2023 ABS CBN News: “‘Kusina’ program offers free legal services, resources to Filipino caregivers in Vancouver”
  • October 28, 2023 CTV News: “BC SPCA in need of volunteers for program that supports survivors of domestic violence”
  • November 3, 2023 BC Gov News: “‘B.C. leaders honoured for community safety work”
  • November 10, 2023 Global News: “‘A new bill wants to criminalize ‘coercive’ conduct in Canada. What is it?”
  • December 10, 2023 BC Gov News: “‘B.C. supporting survivors, breaking the cycle of gender-based violence”
  • November 252, 2021 CityNews: “Battered Women’s Support Services provides toolkit for bystanders of gendered violence.”
  • November 12, 2021 Global News: “New multi-year project to examine violence against racialized women in B.C.”
  • November 9, 2021 CityNews: “Vancouver-based campaign aims to address racial, cultural gaps to end domestic violence”
  • November 8, 2021 Yahoo Finance: “Battered Women’s Support Services Launches Multi-Year Project, Colour of Violence: Gender, Race & Anti-Violence Services”.
  • November 2, 2021 Vancouver Sun: “Vancouver social enterprise My Sister’s Closet celebrates 20 years”.
  • August 3, 2021 Vancouver Is Awesome: “Femicides increased in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic”.
  • June 27, 2021 CBC: “Here’s what happened to crime rates in Vancouver during the pandemic”
  • March 26, 2021 CityNews 1130: “Killing of New Westminster mom adds to spike in femicide in B.C., Canada, advocate says”.
  • February 19, 2021 Vice: “Reports of Domestic Violence Doubled During Pandemic, Crisis Workers Says”.
  • November 25, 2019 The Vancouver Sun: “‘Sharing their stories’: Women helping women escape violence, 40 years on”
  • November 20, 2019 Vancouver Is Awesome: “‘Me too’: Only one out of every 20 women report non-spousal sex assault to police”.
  • November 11, 2019 CBC: “She fled domestic abuse. Now she and her daughter are victims of the housing crisis”.
  • June 30, 2019 CBC: ‘”Indigenous activists say the story of Gassy Jack is missing sordid details”
  • January 10, 2017 In the Vancouver Sun, Angela Marie MacDougall talks about Transitions: Helping Vancouver sex workers exit the industry and move into a mainstream career.
  • February 7, 2017 On Democracy North, Angela Marie MacDougall hosted Black Futures 2017, discussions on themes and concerns of the African diaspora in western Canada.
  • February 7, 2017 Angela Marie MacDougall joined Minelle Mahtani host of Sense of Place on Roundhouse Radio to talk about Battered Women’s Support Services celebrating Black History Month by presenting, in part, “Standing on Points of Power –Self Possession for Black Women” Group.
  • January 18, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall comments on News 1130 on perpetrators of violence who reoffend following their release.
  • January 28, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall appears on CTV News Vancouver to discuss the issue with a Vancouver Police Department officer arrested on charges of assault against his partner continuing to work as a VPD officer.
  • January 28, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall appears on  Global News to discuss a Vancouver police officer arrested in domestic violence incident.
  • February 02, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall discusses the systemic changes needed to help end violence against Indigenous girls and women in Canada on CBC News.
  • February 13, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall appears on The Silent X podcast to talk about to talk about February 14th Women’s Memorial March, the work of BWSS in engaging young men and women to gain the skills to build a future free from violence.
  • February 15, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall comments on glamorized violence against women in the media on News 1130
  • February 16, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall comments on the role of municipalities on working to end violence against Indigenous girls and women in the National Post
  • April 2, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall on Global’s Unfiltered with Jill Krop discuss the ongoing problem of violence against women and the stigma sex workers face in receiving justice from our legal system.
  • April 02, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall comments to CBC  on women’s safety from perpetrators of violence
  • April 14, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall on News 1130 comments on convictions of perpetrators of violence and the fear their families have to live with.
  • April 29, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall and Manager of Direct Services Rosa Elena on Mouth vs Mic Podcast  break down patriarchy, immigration, colonialism, the Government, the Canadian legal system, cyber misogyny and more! All in relation to violence against women.
  • May 5 2015 Angela Marie MacDougall talks about why society glorifies professional athletes charged with abuse on Global News Prime.
  • May 5, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall in 24 hours Vancouver talking about violence against women and a collaborative report on Sex Work: Transitioning, Retiring and Exiting.
  • May 11, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall on Global BC 1 with Aaron McArthur talking about the ways in which society puts professional athletes like Floyd Mayweather on a pedestals regardless of their known violence against women.
  • May 25, 2015 Play it Forward social-media campaign promotes soccer as a way to end violence against women in the Georgia Straight
  • June 22, 2015 BWSS Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall on Global’s Unfiltered with Randene Neill discussing how a new app in development to combat violence against Indigenous girls and women adds to a culture of victim blaming.

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