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

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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Why I March? Women’s Memorial March -Winnipeg, Manitoba

I have many memories of long summers and winter holidays in my Mothers home community of Cross Lake Manitoba. It was the centre of my world before Hydro development forever changed the landscape and the people. My memories hold some of my greatest moments of joy and...

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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...

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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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