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.

We’re here to serve you online and in person

We’re here to serve you online and in person

Here for you in person too Our direct service team has been working very hard since social isolation was mandated in March.  Our office has remained open for drop-ins and staff have been onsite. As we enter the next phase of the pandemic here in BC, we are offering...

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How to Help A Friend

How to Help A Friend

What can I do to help my friend? When our friend, family member, loved one is living with abuse by an intimate partner, we have a key role in supporting their journey. You may be the only person that they can trust.  Please read on for tips and tools help a friend....

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Police Accountability and Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Police Accountability and Police-Involved Domestic Violence

Right now in Canada and the US, police brutality and misconduct are under mass scrutiny. The need for police accountability and transparency has never been more apparent. In light of the suspicious death of Regis Korchinski-Paquet, an Afro-Indigenous woman living in...

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What’s your safety plan?

What’s your safety plan?

Take back your power – Create a Safety Plan Your safety is a priority. We know that what you’re going through is challenging and we are here for you to help you in every step of your journey. If you’re unable to call us at this time, we hope you can consider creating...

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Job search during COVID-19

Job search during COVID-19

Women with abusive partners will often face serious threats to their financial well-being and barriers to realizing their personal financial capability. Economic abuse often occurs alongside other forms of abuse and is commonly part of a pattern of behaviour through...

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Ten cases of men killing women in Canada in the last 36 days

Ten cases of men killing women in Canada in the last 36 days

We are deeply devastated to hear of the recent murders of women and girls who suffered at the hands of violent men they once trusted. Since the start of mandated social isolation, there have been eleven domestic violence cases resulting in lethality across Canada:...

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Every Dollar Will Be Matched! #GivingTuesdayNOW

Every Dollar Will Be Matched! #GivingTuesdayNOW

Just in time for #GivingTuesdayNow, a generous donor will match all donations made to Battered Women’s Support Services—up to $10,000! Make any sized donation and it will be doubled: your gift will go twice as far! Don’t miss the opportunity to double your impact,...

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It’s Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

It’s Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

Gender-based Violence and COVID-19: Before, During, and Your Role in the Reset In 2017, 79 per cent of reported victims of intimate partner violence in Canada were women; a stark reminder of how gender-based violence has been gravely affecting the public health system...

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