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.

Why I March – Marlene George

In 1996 I became involved with the February 14 Women’s Memorial March in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) through my work at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. I was working with Marion Dubick who was helping the women to organize the march for February 14...

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Rallies Calling for Justice

This week, Feb 4-8, 2019, we are rallying at the trial of Curtis Sagmoen. Curtis Sagmoen has a long history of violence against women - in particular women who do sex work - and this trial wouldn’t have happened at all if it wasn’t for the advocacy of Jody Leon and...

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#CallItFemicide

  The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) has released their report #CallItFemicide Understanding gender-related killings of women and girls in Canada 2018. The report confirms that in 2018 148 women and girls were killed by violence...

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Celebrating Community, Celebrating You

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...

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International Human Rights Day

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...

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Do you remember where you were on December 6th 1989?

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...

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Healthy boundaries = Happy me!

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...

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