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.

Judges, Justice and The Criminal Legal System

Judges, Justice and The Criminal Legal System

By Rona AmiriIn 2015, an in Alberta told a young woman that she could have avoided rape by keeping her knees together.In 2015, acquitted a man for murder in the killing of Cindy Gladue, the trial was tainted by an incredible lack of knowledge of even the most basic...

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It’s Time

It’s Time

As we know, the need for immediate action on gender-based violence is critical. In 2018, a woman or girl was killed every 2.5 days and on average, a woman is killed every six days by her intimate partner in Canada. And it has only been a couple of months since the...

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Mass Shooters Have this In Common

Mass Shooters Have this In Common

Over the last week there have been three mass shootings in the US. All three shooters had expressed their hatred for women.We have said it before and we will say it again, the subtext of acts of mass violence is misogyny. With each new story in the news, as details...

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Double Your Impact

Double Your Impact

Stamina.My counsellor at BWSS told me I needed stamina to get to the end. BWSS was integral to supporting me to lean on a village, to lend me their belief when I didn’t believe in myself. They gave me fuel when I had none. They gave me tools to cope and to manage what...

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Violence Prevention and Intervention Training | Fall 2019

Violence Prevention and Intervention Training | Fall 2019

Our Crisis line doesn’t get answered without the help of volunteers. Do you see yourself ready to make a difference by working directly with survivors of violence? Join our volunteer team!After completing an intensive 12 week training program, volunteers answer our...

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My Stars Aligned

My Stars Aligned

“Running reminds you that even in your weakest moments, you are strong.”~ unknown Recently I was introduced to BWSS, Battered Women’s Support Services and all the work they do. I have even begun volunteering at their social enterprise eco-thrift store My Sister's...

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You Haven’t Heard Anything Like This Before

You Haven’t Heard Anything Like This Before

THIS IS HOW WE RISE… “And Still We Rise” is the latest offering of BWSS with host Angela Marie MacDougall. Launched in advance of Women Deliver, the international conference coming to Vancouver June 3 – 6, 2019, and to announce the counter conference Feminists...

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And Still We Rise

And Still We Rise

Forty years later, BWSS remains committed to ending gender-based violence through our direct services, education and training, advocacy and push for institutional and systemic reform. Our 40th year is a time for reflection, commemoration and acknowledgement of the...

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#Run4BWSS, Because Safety Changes Everything!

#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

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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