Ending Violence Blog

Via our award winning blog Battered Women’s Support Services provides education and advocacy as we work towards the elimination of violence.

Breaking isolation; strengthening our connection

Breaking isolation; strengthening our connection

Crisis lines now open to 24/7; text messages now accepted As you know, our crisis lines have been ringing non-stop as calls have increased by 300 percent. Thanks to your support and some government funding, our lines are now open 24 hours per day, seven days per week....

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Updates from BWSS’ Crisis Line during COVID 19

Updates from BWSS’ Crisis Line during COVID 19

We are getting calls Since we have escalated our efforts to reach out to women, our crisis lines have been ringing non-stop, calls have increased by 300 percent! Who do we hear from? Women out of abusive relationships Women currently in abusive relationships Concerned...

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Spreading the word, not COVID-19

Spreading the word, not COVID-19

We are here for you during COVID-19 Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) crisis line remains open providing emotional support to women experiencing gender-based domestic violence and/or uncertainty during these difficult times. Call the BWSS Crisis Line at...

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Paid Leave for Workers Facing Sexual or Domestic Violence

Paid Leave for Workers Facing Sexual or Domestic Violence

At BWSS, we were happy to respond to the BC provincial government's request for consultation on the Employment Standards Act to provide paid leave to domestic and sexual violence survivors. On March 3, 2020, the Province of BC announced a new bill for paid leave in...

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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8th is an opportunity for us to celebrate women’s achievements while calling for greater gender equity and an end to gender-based violence. The global theme this year is “#EachforEqual: An EQUAL World Is An EMPOWERED World” and...

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Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Program 

Violence Prevention and Intervention Training Program 

Help End Gender-Based Violence Through This Life-Changing Program BWSS Violence Prevention and Intervention training program is offered to self-identified women who want to obtain the necessary skills to volunteer within our direct services program. Through this...

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Beautiful Rage

Beautiful Rage

BWSS Black Women’s Program Presents: Spring Workshop Series   Beautiful Rage, A Workshop for Black Women  Beautiful Rage is a workshop about Anger. And learning to understand The Value of My Anger and The Value of Myself. To exist in black flesh, and carry the...

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Black Women in Canada and the Black Women’s Program at BWSS

Black Women in Canada and the Black Women’s Program at BWSS

By Angela Marie MacDougall   As Black people on Turtle Island, we often talk about being “stolen people on stolen land” in recognition of the complicated relationship Africans have with colonization, these lands, and nation-states including Canada. The experiences of...

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Evoke Presence Through the Marking of Absence

Evoke Presence Through the Marking of Absence

The REDress Project focuses on the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. It is an installation art project based on an aesthetic response to this critical national issue. Through the installation, Winnipeg, Manitoba by Métis artist Jaime Black hopes to draw...

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