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.

BWSS supports the FAFIA RCMP report

BWSS supports the FAFIA RCMP report

The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action Releases Important Report “The Toxic Culture of the RCMP: Misogyny, Racism, and Violence Against Women in Canada’s National Police Force” The Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) has...

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Surveillance Cameras Won’t Keep Survivors Safe

Surveillance Cameras Won’t Keep Survivors Safe

On April 26th, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) joined a coalition of 14 organizations across Vancouver to oppose a proposed Vancouver City Council motion calling for the expansion of CCTV throughout the city.   You can read our letter here.Thankfully, as a...

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Housing Advocate Job Posting

Housing Advocate Job Posting

New job opportunity at BWSS Apply to work with us BWSS is a feminist ending violence organization with an entrepreneurial spirit on a mission to end gender-based violence. For over 40 years we’ve walked alongside cis and trans women, femmes, and transfeminine...

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My Sister’s Closet is moving

My Sister’s Closet is moving

My Sister’s Closet is moving I have some exciting news to share, My Sister’s Closet is moving permanently to 3958 Main Street! Our lease has ended at our beloved Seymour Street location, the new landlord has other plans for the space and as the saying goes, when one...

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Femicide is the Shadow Pandemic

Femicide is the Shadow Pandemic

Femicide is the Shadow Pandemic  Despite our efforts to bring a visible and a focus to femicide in British Columbia and Canada, our political leaders have ignored femicide as an everyday reality for women, girls, femmes, trans and non-binary people. As shown by...

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Two new job opportunities at BWSS

Two new job opportunities at BWSS

New job opportunities at BWSS Apply to work with us BWSS is a feminist ending violence organization with an entrepreneurial spirit on a mission to end gender-based violence. For over 40 years we’ve walked alongside cis and trans women, femmes, and transfeminine...

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TOMORROW: two events

TOMORROW: two events

Announcing two short notice events that you may be interested in attendingJoin Battered Women’s Support Services Indigenous Women’s Program for a film screening and discussion of “Not Just Another Case: When Your Loved One has Gone Missing or Been Murdered.” Date and...

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21st Sexual Assault Awareness Month

21st Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 2022 marks the 21st anniversary of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. SAAM is part of a broad herstory of anti-violence work and was founded by the National Sexual Violence Resource Centre in the US to educate, call for political and legal reform and to end sexual...

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International Trans Day of Visibility

International Trans Day of Visibility

Rachel Crandall, a U.S.-based transgender activist, founded the International Trans Day of Visibility to raise awareness of the incredible burden of discrimination the community faces in every setting imaginable. The need to bring a day of ‘visibility’ for the...

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The intersections of race and gender

The intersections of race and gender

Examining the intersections of race and gender: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination March 21, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, marks the anniversary of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa when...

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