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.
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...read more
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...read more
This report was originally posted on the Stats Canada website, read the full report here. In 2017, sexual violence and sexual misconduct were the centre of significant public discussion. A number of high-profile cases involving prominent figures and celebrities...read more
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...read more
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...read more
BWSS creates interactive TSA to simulate the experience of being trapped in an abusive relationship.
***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Battered Women’s Support Services creates interactive TSA to simulate the experience of being trapped in an abusive relationship. WHAT: Battered Women’s Support Services has built an interactive Transit Shelter Advertisement that...read more
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...read more
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...read more
#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...read more
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...read more
“Just leave.” It’s the statement that many survivors of intimate partner violence hear over and over again. But living together, marriage, children, and shared finances are often huge reasons that people in abusive relationships stay. It also requires lots of time and...read more
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...read more