Media Advisory

For immediate release

April 30, 2014

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Anti-Violence Women’s Groups Call the Province of British Columbia to Prevent Domestic Homicide Against Women 

 Vancouver, BC – Anti-violence women’s groups are calling the Province of British Columbia to prevent domestic homicide against women. The recent death of a woman with her husband in Saanich on April 28 is increasing concerns of a domestic homicide. She found death in her house by police who later found the submerged body of her husband in the water off Cattle Point, 2.5 kilometres east of their house. On April 2nd an estranged husband attempted to kill his wife in Langley, on April 16th a husband tried to kill his wife in Abbotsford, and on April 21th a woman is killed by her common-law partner in Clearwater.

Local anti-violence women’s groups are raising their concerns about continuous domestic homicide and male violence against women in BC. Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter, Battered Women’s Support Services and YWCA will hold a press conference on Thursday, May 1, 2014 to outline what the province of British Columbia must do to protect women.

WHAT:             Press conference of local anti-violence women’s groups

WHEN:             Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 10:00am

WHERE:           YWCA – 535 Hornby Street (Welsh room  – 4th floor), Vancouver, BC

WHO:               Daisy Kler – Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter

Rosa Elena Arteaga – Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)

Lisa Rupert – Munroe house, YWCA

Media Contacts:

Hilla Kerner, Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter, 604-872-8212, [email protected]

Rosa Elena Arteaga, Battered Women’s Support Services, 778-996-5993, [email protected]

Chantelle Krish, YWCA Vancouver 604 895 5767, [email protected]