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.

Safety Planning

Safety Planning

Take Back Your Power! Your safety plan is an adaptable tool to help keep you safe in your ever-changing situation. Violence against women continues as an epidemic. Planning for safety can be one way to take back power in abusive relationships. Although you can't...

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BWSS Women’s Advocate Core Training Program

BWSS Women’s Advocate Core Training Program

With #MeToo, BWSS has heard from unions and employers looking for options to address gender violence in their workplaces and ways to support survivors.Women’s Advocate Core Training Program is a specialized training for representatives in unionized workplaces....

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Social Justice and the Law

Social Justice and the Law

At BWSS we have a long history of engagement with social justice through the law. Our work involves us thinking critically and analytically about the ways in which gender-based violence interfaces with various areas of law and to what extent survivors can achieve...

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Thank you for commemorating with us!

Thank you for commemorating with us!

On November 25, 2019, over 1,000 people in our community came together commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence and BWSS 40th anniversary. There could be no better way to honour BWSS 40-year history. With our community, we...

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Women.Safety.Empowerment

Women.Safety.Empowerment

A Review of Battered Women’s Support Services Forty Years Commemoration EventOrpheum Theatre, Vancouver BCNovember 25, 2019By Dr. Michelle La FlammeOften in front-line social justice work, people are all too busy doing the work to take time to breathe and look at what...

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5 Signs of an Abusive Relationship

5 Signs of an Abusive Relationship

1. ControlAbusive 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 control.They...

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Healing After You Leave an Abusive Partner

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 after you leave...

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AGM 2019

AGM 2019

Who: Society Members and invited guests What: BWSS AGM 2019 Where: My Sister’s Closet 1830 Commercial Drive When: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Agenda 5:30 pm Registration 6:00 pm Welcome Honouring of Ainjil Hunt, Former BWSS Board Member Guest Speaker Janet Freeman,...

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The Problem with Fast Fashion

The Problem with Fast Fashion

The Problem with Fast Fashion In the last two decades something has changed in the fashion industry. Clothes have become cheaper, trend cycles have sped up and shopping has become a monthly if not weekly event for many of us. Fast Fashion, large global chains dominate...

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We are grateful for you.

We are grateful for you.

We want to thank you today for the role you continue to play in ending violence!Thank you for being a changemaker. For giving and fundraising and telling your friends about ending gender-based violence. For believing we can make a difference. Thank you for donating...

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