***MEDIA ADVISORY***

Battered Women’s Support Services creates interactive TSA to simulate the experience of being trapped in an abusive relationship.

WHAT:  Battered Women’s Support Services has built an interactive Transit Shelter Advertisement that allows the public to step into the shoes of a woman experiencing violence by their intimate partner. What appears at first glance to be a nondescript apartment door is actually a digital peephole into the frightening world of domestic abuse.

The public one-day stunt is part of their 2018 campaign launching for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. The campaign hopes to raise awareness of BWSS services and encourage the public to donate and take action to end violence against women and girls. Every year more than 30,000 women and children are affected by intimate partner violence in British Columbia, with one woman killed every week in Canada.

WHEN: November 2, 2018. Availability to film the event and interviews from 12-1pm.

WHERE: Transit shelter at Lonsdale Avenue and 27th Street East, North Vancouver V7N 3J1

WHO: Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director, Battered Women’s Support Services

DETAIL:  Media are invited to experience the interactive TSA. Interviews with Angela Marie MacDougall will follow.

ABOUT:  Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) is a Canadian not-for-profit located in Vancouver that    provides education, advocacy and support services to assist all women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence.

Please confirm your attendance by contacting
Rona Amiri, Violence Prevention Coordinator
communityengaement@bwss.org, 778-558-7179

 

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