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.

International Human Rights Day

This blog is based on a previous post written by Ela Esra Gunad December 10th is International Human Rights Day, a day to bring attention to the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that states each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to...

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Do you remember where you were on December 6th 1989?

Today, we commemorate December 6th the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989. BWSS commemorates the many ways in which women experience...

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Healthy boundaries = Happy me!

Healthy Boundaries Workshop   Are my boundaries firm? Do I know when I’m unsafe? Are my relationships healthy? Can I find calm within myself? Are my needs getting met?   Establishing safety and creating healthy boundaries is a free workshop for self–identified women...

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Some Women Can’t

You Can Just Walk Away, Some Women Can't. BWSS creates interactive TSA to simulate the experience of being trapped in an abusive relationship. One of the most violent times in an abusive relationship is when the woman tries to leave. In fact, in intimate partner...

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Fashionism

Fuse your Love for Fashion with Activism and Volunteer at My Sister’s Closet Pop-Up We are thrilled to announce that My Sister’s Closet boutique, BWSS’ eco-thrift fashion resale boutique beloved by Vancouver’s fashionistas and more, is opening a second...

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My Sister’s Closet Returns to Commercial Drive!

We are thrilled to announce that My Sister’s Closet boutique, our eco-thrift fashion resale boutique and BWSS’ social enterprise, beloved by Vancouver’s fashionistas and more, is opening a second location, just in time for the holidays: a winter holiday...

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3 Collaborations You Won’t Want to Miss!

#HotelBluLove Hotel Blu Vancouver is sharing the LOVE throughout their hotel with unique messages of love and the Big Love Ball. If you post a photo on social media or repost a photo using the #hotelBLUlove Hotel Blu will donate $1 to Battered Women's...

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Safety changes everything so we take action every day

We are pleased to announce two additions to our dynamic and committed team. Front line workers play a pivotal role in empowering and supporting survivors who decide to leave abusive intimate relationships. The Support Worker at BWSS provides direct services; systems...

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Transmisogyny 101: What It Is and What Can We Do About It

As part of BWSS ongoing commitment to inclusivity, we are happy to share that we are updating our website to include dedicated information, statistics, and safety resources for trans and non-binary survivors of violence, which will go live next week! We...

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