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.

Advocacy and Accountability: The Effort for Justice  

Advocacy and Accountability: The Effort for Justice  

Sagmoen Back in Court on MondayBattered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) will be on-site in Vernon, BC Monday, September 9th, 2019 at 8:30 am for the latest trial of serial attacker of women, Curtis Sagmoen. In his latest trial, Sagmoen stands accused of eight offenses...

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Massy Books: Connecting Community

Massy Books: Connecting Community

Five years ago Patricia came on as a volunteer at My Sister’s Closet, social enterprise of BWSS. Patricia is Cree and a member of the As'in'i'wa'chi Ni'yaw Nation. After 17 years of working at various bookstores and non-profits, she was inspired to open her own used...

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The Problem with Fast Fashion

The Problem with Fast Fashion

The Problem with Fast Fashion In the last two decades something has changed in the fashion industry. Clothes have become cheaper, trend cycles have sped up and shopping has become a monthly if not weekly event for many of us. Fast Fashion, large global chains dominate...

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Thrive

Thrive

BWSS is proud to offer our Thrive program, a program carefully designed to support the diverse needs of women with lived experience in sex economies in setting and achieving their goals.  We understand that women’s experiences in the industries differ widely from one...

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Black Out!

Black Out!

Black Out! is a monthly meet-upBlack Out! is an evening out for Black Women with Black ExperiencesBlack Out! is time in a safe space where you are the norm and not the otherBlack Out! Is an opportunity for affirmation and authenticityLet’s come together to celebrate...

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Judges, Justice and The Criminal Legal System

Judges, Justice and The Criminal Legal System

By Rona AmiriIn 2015, an in Alberta told a young woman that she could have avoided rape by keeping her knees together.In 2015, acquitted a man for murder in the killing of Cindy Gladue, the trial was tainted by an incredible lack of knowledge of even the most basic...

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It’s Time

It’s Time

As we know, the need for immediate action on gender-based violence is critical. In 2018, a woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days and on average, a woman is killed every six days by her intimate partner in Canada. And it has only been a couple of months since the...

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Mass Shooters Have this In Common

Mass Shooters Have this In Common

Over the last week there have been three mass shootings in the US. All three shooters had expressed their hatred for women.We have said it before and we will say it again, the subtext of acts of mass violence is misogyny. With each new story in the news, as details...

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