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.

#Run4BWSS, Because Safety Changes Everything!

For 40 years BWSS has provided a safe, welcoming space for trans/women and femmes who have experienced gender based violence. Let's raise $40,000 in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K in support of the work that happens every day at BWSS. Join the...

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Access to Justice, An Intersectional Approach

Legal Services and Advocacy Program at BWSSFor 40 years, BWSS has provided legal advocacy for women survivors of violence. We receive over 11,000 requests for services annually; over 80% of these requests identify at least one legal issue which requires BWSS to...

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#SomeMenBreakMoreThanHearts – World Health Day 2019

BWSS initiative #SomeMenBreakMoreThanHearts is designed to raise awareness of violence against trans/women and non-binary folks in intimate relationships, and provide resource kit to family physicians throughout B.C. to help doctors better identify and respond to...

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Together We Are Stronger

In commemoration and celebration, BWSS collaborated and participated in events during the week of International Women's Day 2019. Here is a look at some of the amazing events, bringing community together for the advancement of gender equity! Every day, our over 150...

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Take Action this International Women’s Day

Support women's access to justice and family law this International Women's Day.   Learn about the barriers to women's access to justice in the legal system. It is commonly known that violence escalates when a woman decides to separate from her...

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Women’s History Month, Speaking Truth to Power

Like many of you, we watched MP Jody Wilson-Raybould testify at a hearing of the Commons justice committee and we were riveted and grateful for her and all women who take personal risks to confront power in their every day lives, in their communities and...

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From Juarez to Vancouver: Why I march on February 14

I joined the February 14th Women’s Memorial March in Downtown Eastside Vancouver in 1998. At the time, I had just immigrated to Canada. I came escaping from injustice and looking for a safe place to live for me and my family. However, sooner than later, I...

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Evoking Presence through Their Absence

Evoking presence through their absence is the intention of The REDress Project which is an aesthetic response to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women started in Winnipeg, Manitoba by Métis artist Jaime Black. Last night, February 12th, at our support...

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