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.
On December 12th, 2018 we came together at the BWSS My Sister's Closet Pop Up Shop celebrating community party to honour the ongoing action taken by our community to end gender based violence and wrap-up the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2018. It...read more
Self Defence: Exploring Women’s Use of Violence and When Battered Women are Arrested – We Remain Vigilant
For over a decade, at BWSS we have responded to arrests of survivors of intimate partner violence. In 2008, we became alarmed by the growing number of women who accessed our services who had been arrested for allegedly perpetrating domestic violence against their male...read more
BWSS is a Party with Standing at the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and has participated in all three phases of the Inquiry. On December 12, 2018 Summer-Rain Bentham, BWSS Manager Indigenous Women’s Program and Jennifer Mackie,...read more
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