Battered Women’s Support Services My Sister’s Closet Statement on the Ending of Eco-Fashion Week

Battered Women’s Support Services My Sister’s Closet Statement on the Ending of Eco-Fashion Week

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS), through our eco-fashion thrift boutique, My Sister’s Closet (MSC), was honoured to participate three times at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week (EFW) which was created under the brilliant leadership of Myriam Laroche. Eco-fashion week was established in Vancouver, in 2010,  and aimed to present the solutions and innovations working to develop… Continue Reading >>

Women Seeking Safety: BWSS Forum on Violence against Women and their Children and the Law

Women Seeking Safety: BWSS Forum on Violence against Women and their Children and the Law

For 40 years, we at BWSS have been providing emotional support, information,  and advocacy support to numerous women who express hopelessness, frustration, and anger with the court system. Many are caught between the proverbial rock and hard place when they are faced with parenting time orders that allow abusive fathers to spend time with their… Continue Reading >>

Gender Equity Update at Vancouver City Hall

Gender Equity Update at Vancouver City Hall

At the urging of a coalition of women’s organizations including Battered Women’s Support Services, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and Wish Drop-In Centre Society, the City of Vancouver undertook a gender equity analysis.  That process has involved an number of steps.  Vancouver City Council, at its meeting held Tuesday, January 16, 2018, received a presentation from… Continue Reading >>

Make Waves, Join Our Legal Advocacy Team

Make Waves, Join Our Legal Advocacy Team

Working at Battered Women’s Support Services means making real change in the lives of women! It cannot be emphasized enough how important access to justice and our Legal Services and Advocacy Program (LSAP) are for women’s long term safety and freedom from violence. Through accessing LSAP women are able to leave their abusive relationship, receive… Continue Reading >>

Domestic homicide is Predictable and Preventable

Domestic homicide is Predictable and Preventable

The tragic, and entirely preventable, deaths of Chloe and Aubrey Berry are a grim reminder that when we are concerned about violence against women we should also worry about violence against the children. On paper, the legal system is designed to safeguard women and children’s right to a life free from violence. However, the Oak… Continue Reading >>

BWSS is the Community Partner for The Cultch’s Presentation of Hot Brown Honey

BWSS is the Community Partner for The Cultch’s Presentation of Hot Brown Honey

We are excited to be the community partner for The Cultch’s presentation of Hot Brown Honey, playing the York Theatre from January  9th to January 27th! We love that Hot Brown Honey is all about phenomenal women celebrating the power of the female voice, pushing boundaries and defying labels. The all-female crew, cabaret-style show from… Continue Reading >>

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Safety

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Safety

Here are three ways to give the gift of safety this holiday season. Shop locally at My Sister’s Closet Eco-thrift boutique, social enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services Support local artisans through the artisan program at My Sister’s Closet Make a donation Your gift this season, helps provide counselling and support groups for women healing… Continue Reading >>

Downtown Vancouver Coalition for Women’s Safety Presents a Community Forum

Downtown Vancouver Coalition for Women’s Safety Presents a Community Forum

Vancouver, B.C. – The Downtown Vancouver Coalition for Women’s Safety announces a community forum, today, December 18, 2017. Dawson Davidson, a very dangerous serial rapist has been released from prison and is now staying in a halfway house in the downtown Vancouver area. The violence that he has done towards women over his lifetime has… Continue Reading >>

Help End Violence against Women, Join our Volunteer Team

Help End Violence against Women, Join our Volunteer Team

Be Part of the Movement to End Violence against Women, BWSS Prevention and Intervention Training – Spring 2018 If you’re in the vicinity of metro Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory and want to help end violence against women, Battered Women’s Support Services is accepting applications for our Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Program Spring 2018. We… Continue Reading >>