FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TRANSIT TUESDAY: LOCAL WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCES COMPASS CARD SAFETY RESOURCE FOR WOMEN
Vancouver, BC- April 5, 2016 – Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) will share Compass Card Safety Resource for women at Broadway and Commercial skytrain station and online through #TransitTuesday.
BWSS shared its concerns about the compass card transit system and the risks it poses to women in abusive relationships several times since the system came into effect. Registering a compass card allows for tracking. For women in abusive relationships this can compromise their safety.
In response to the lack of changes in the current system, BWSS has created a Compass Card Safety Resource. BWSS is committed to provide the necessary information and resources to inform women of the potential risks the compass card system poses to their safety and how they can protect themselves while using this system.
Today at 5:30pm Battered Women’s Support Services will be at Broadway and Commercial skytrain station handing out this vital resource.
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Download the resource here
Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director, Battered Women’s Support Services
Tel. (604) 808 0507 E-mail: email@example.com