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.

Black Women’s Program September 2018 Workshops

I am Beautiful I am Powerful I am Magical I am Female I am Black I am who I say I am, not who they tell me I am.   Black woman as a matter of course, have been a told 1,001 ways what we are NOT. We are not special, we are not valuable, we are not...

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Healing After You Leave an Abusive Partner

Leaving an intimate partner who is abusive can be one of the hardest things a person does. But after they are out of your life, many times, you may experience feelings of depression, guilt, anger, loss and sadness. There is no right way to feel or heal...

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) commemorates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, today, August 9, 2018. The theme set by the UN this year is, Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement “as a result of loss of their lands, territories and...

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Every Other Day in Canada…A Woman or Girl is Killed

One woman or girl is killed every other day in Canada and on average, every week a woman is killed by her intimate partner who is usually a man. Unlike other criminal activity in Canada, for the last 40 years reports of violence against women and girls...

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5 Signs of an Abusive Relationship

1. Control Abusive relationships are rooted in power and control—and feeling like your partner is keeping track of your every move is a huge warning sign. For instance, did they ask you for all of your private passwords? Invading your privacy is a form of...

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Expressive Arts Group

Battered Women’s Support Services is offering an Expressive Arts Therapy group for women who have experienced gender violence.  Expressive Arts Therapy uses different modalities such as writing, visual art, movement, and  music to provide a space for...

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Changes Coming to Family Law in BC

Cuts have been implemented to legal aid since the early 1990’s. In 2002, the province slashed 40% from the funding for the Legal Services Society (LSS) the agency that provides legal aid in BC which as a result impacted policies in Family Law matters....

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Gender Violence is Trauma, Yoga is Path for Healing

Trauma can create an emotional and physical imprint on the body. Trauma researchers have demonstrated that those who are affected by trauma often separate themselves from their bodies and feelings.  Yoga can significantly reduce the effects of Trauma...

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Indigenous Women on the Front Line to End Violence

Wildflower, Women of Turtle Island Drum Group was started by Brandy Kane, former Indigenous Women's Program Manager when she joined the team in 2012. Wildflower, is a hand drum group that meets weekly. Together, healing from trauma, finding our voices and...

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