On December 12th, 2018 we came together at the BWSS My Sister’s Closet Pop Up Shop celebrating community party to honour the ongoing action taken by our community to end gender based violence and wrap-up the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2018.

It was a beautiful evening with donors and supporters including our friends from Khare Communications, Cystech Solutions, Luminesque Dance, Reach Community Health, Hogans Alley Society and sister organizations Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and WAVAW. Check out the gallery of photos from the event below. On behalf of our Board of Directors, volunteers and staff thank you for joining us, we were so pleased to host the event at our My Sister’s Closet Pop Up shop at 1151 commercial Drive.

Because of the outstanding support we have received from our community, shoppers and donors, we are so pleased to announce that our My Sister’s Closet Pop Up will be extending its stay on The Drive into Spring 2019! Thank you to Reach Community Health Center for extending our partnership into 2019.

For more information or to join the pop up volunteer team, call 778-996-5451.

Read more about our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence 2018 campaign:

Day 1 of 16 Days of Activism of Gender Violence – Lions MMA self-defense seminar fundraiser

Day 2 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender Violece Meeting with John Horgan, Premier of British Columbia and Parliamentary Secretary Mitzi Dean to consult on what the provincial government can do to end gender violence. 

Day 3 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender Violence – BWSS Warrior Woman Rosa Elena Arteaga to speak today at the B.C. Federation of Labour Women’s Rights Forum. 

Day 4 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based violence and this is how we take action on economic abuse.

Day 5 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence and we’re so proud of our collaboration with Luminesque Dance.

Day 6 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence started with session 11 of our Violence Prevention Intervention Training with Claudia, Theresa and Brooklyn.

Day 7 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence and we commemorate World AIDS Day 2018 through highlighting Body Mapping Telling Our Stories Through Art

Day 9 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence and please see our video “Home Sweet Home” 

Day 10 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence and we are asking you to weigh in on the discussion about the Christmas song “Baby it’s Cold Outside”

Day 11 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence and Statistics Canada says that sexual assault reports are up following #MeToo.

Day 12 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence and we commemorate December 6th the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Day 13 of 16 Days of Activism and it’s the final day of our Violence Prevention and Intervention Training!

Day 14 of 16 Days of Activism on Gender-based Violence and today we hosted “Healthy Boundaries = Happy Me”

Day 16 of 16 Days of Activism of Gender Violence recognizing Human Rights Day

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