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.

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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We March On…

I believe my first February 14th Women's Memorial March was in 1997 in Downtown Eastside Vancouver. I was the support worker at PACE Society at the time and I was asked to say a few words. This was a great honour. During the March we would customarily...

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Why I March

I march because: It is time for us to unite… for the sheer purpose that Indigenous Women and girls are not disposable, for the urgent matter that the lives of Indigenous Women and Girls matter! I march because: It is the time that Indigenous Women and...

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Save the Date – International Women’s Day 2019

Championing Choice & Safety: A Womxn’s World in Three Parts   Battered Women Support Services and Options for Sexual Health are pleased to partner in the Canadian premiere of three short films by writer/director/actor Camille Hollet-French. The films explore...

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Black Women’s Program at BWSS

When I was approached and asked if I wanted to create and coordinate a Black Women’s Program for BWSS, my initial feelings were a mixture of overwhelmed and excitement; however, my initial thoughts were of caution and insecurity. I knew I could do the work and put the...

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