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.

A tale of two shootings – and why we stay on the frontline

A tale of two shootings – and why we stay on the frontline

In the early hours of July 25, 2022, people in the wider Lower Mainland were jolted awake by a notification of an active shooter in Langley. The shooter appeared to be shooting unhoused people. It is appalling to think that someone would target and kill unhoused...

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Media Advisory The Road To Safety Press Conference

Media Advisory The Road To Safety Press Conference

July 13, 2022FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENew Report Highlights Increased Violence Against Indigenous Women and Indigenous Gender Diverse People During COVID-19 PandemicWHO: Indigenous leadership and anti-violence organizations across B.C.:BC Association of Aboriginal...

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The Road to Safety

The Road to Safety

​Launch Event for The Road to Safety: Indigenous Survivors in BC Speak Out against Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and Battered Women’s Support Services invites you to a community event...

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“The Crisis Line is My Lifeline”

“The Crisis Line is My Lifeline”

94,736 94,736 is the number of times someone experiencing domestic or sexualized violence has reached out to us since March 2020. Just like you, when the covid-19 pandemic hit we knew it would dramatically change the world by making it harder for anyone living with an...

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BC REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE MANIFESTO

BC REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE MANIFESTO

WE STILL HAVE WORK TO DO IN BRITISH COLUMBIA AND CANADA Re-blogged from Reproductive Justice Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) advocates in BC and across Canada have joined their voices together to demand reproductive justice. Advocates are calling on the federal...

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BWSS Recommendations to BC Budget 2023 Consultation

BWSS Recommendations to BC Budget 2023 Consultation

Anyone living in the province can share their ideas and priorities for the next provincial budget in 2023. Every year, the provincial Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services holds a public consultation on the next provincial budget, and then...

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Elder Abuse and Femicide of Older Women

Elder Abuse and Femicide of Older Women

World Elder Abuse Day Abuse and Femicide of the Older Woman Violence against women happens in the context of relationships. This is what makes abuse so very painful and so very dangerous. Through our work and through research we know that abuse consists of behaviours...

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Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy

Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy

Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy It’s more common than you think While pregnancy can bring out a new or renewed tenderness in many relationships, domestic violence is more common than any other health problem among women during pregnancy. Domestic...

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Healing Connections Support Group

Healing Connections Support Group

BWSS is thrilled to announce the Healing Connections support group has resumed in person meetings for the first time since 2020. At BWSS Support Groups are intrinsic to empowerment and empowerment is at the heart of healing from the oppression of abuse and violence....

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