Ending Violence Blog

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Why I March? Women’s Memorial March by Angela Marie MacDougall

Why I March? Women’s Memorial March by Angela Marie MacDougall

It has taken a while to write this, and even now, as the words hit the electronic page, it is uncertain if this is the time or the format to share some of the reasons why I march on February 14th at the Women’s Memorial March. Ultimately, it is about my own experience as a bi-racial Black girl growing up in Metro Vancouver, where all the memories from childhood and youth are shared by a day-to-day experience and witnessing of misogynist and racist violence against women and girls.  

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Why I March? Women’s Memorial March by Shianne Ewenin

Why I March? Women’s Memorial March by Shianne Ewenin

Like many Indigenous folks, the MMIWG2S march is personal because we feel the weight of systemic, racial and gender-based violence in our lives and in the lives of our relatives. The women who are missing and murdered are not just statistics, they are our sisters, cousins, aunties, mothers, friends, and beyond.

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Why I March? Women’s Memorial March by Michelle LaBoucane

Why I March? Women’s Memorial March by Michelle LaBoucane

I have been working with Indigenous communities in various capacities for many years. It wasn’t until I started working at BWSS in 2016 that I truly grasped the underpinnings and reasons why Indigenous women and girls are more vulnerable to violence and abuse. I didn’t realize the extent to which it pervades our communities and society. Oppression is systemic, and when I march, I stand against those systems that allow missing and murdered women to go unnoticed and without justice.

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A Safe Home Changes Everything

A Safe Home Changes Everything

Since 1994, BWSS has been envisioning the day when we can expand on our mission by providing housing for women. We’ve patiently awaited the right opportunity as we never wanted to grow for the sake of growth but rather to make the best of key opportunities that...

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Pornographic deepfakes of Taylor Swift sparked widespread concern. BC introduces the Intimate Images Protection Act to address deepfake images.

Pornographic deepfakes of Taylor Swift sparked widespread concern. BC introduces the Intimate Images Protection Act to address deepfake images.

The recent spread of explicit AI-generated images depicting Taylor Swift has sparked widespread concern and calls for legislative action against deepfake images and non-consensual sharing of images. Today marks a significant milestone for sextortion legislation in British Columbia with the implementation of the new Intimate Images Protection Act.

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2022 – 2023 Impact Report

2022 – 2023 Impact Report

Download our 2022-2023 Impact Report to see how your support works towards the elimination of gender-based violence.In 2024 expect to see some bold steps into new initiatives in training, legal and systemic advocacy, employment for survivors, and second stage...

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Colour of Violence II

Colour of Violence II

Share Your Voice: Tell us about your experiences of policing and gender-based violence in B.C Will you participate in our next project “Colour of Violence II: Race, Gender, and Policing Responses to Gender-Based Violence in BC?”Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS)...

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Latinas Latimos Juntas

Latinas Latimos Juntas

Latinas Latimos Juntas: el Programa para Mujeres Latinoamericanas en BWSS BWSS se compromete a brindar apoyo especializado a mujeres y personas de género no binario sobrevivientes de violencia que experimentan barreras interseccionales y sobrepuestas para acceder...

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Specialized Support for Latin American Women

Specialized Support for Latin American Women

Latinas Latimos Juntas- the Latin American Women’s Program at BWSS BWSS is committed to providing specialized supports for women and gender-diverse survivors of violence who experience overlapping and intersecting barriers to safety from abusive relationships. One of...

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