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.
Supporting Survivors with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Supporting Survivors with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Concussions in the Spotlight: Supporting Survivors with Traumatic Brain Injuries by Kirstin Scansen-Isbister for BWSS Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be extremely challenging, life-changing events. They are also shockingly common among survivors of intimate...

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BWSS is participating in National AccessAbility Week (NAAW)

BWSS is participating in National AccessAbility Week (NAAW)

“Understanding disability and ableism is the work of every revolutionary, activist and organizer—of every human being. Disability is one of the most organic and human experiences on the planet. We are all aging; we are all living in polluted and toxic conditions and...

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Event to launch the Justice Centre at BWSS.

Event to launch the Justice Centre at BWSS.

Recently, we held an event to launch the BWSS Justice Centre. The Justice Centre at BWSS is more than access to justice—the presence of a legal advocate can help toward the opportunity to access a just result for survivors who are facing family law, immigration, child...

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National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) 2023 is May 28 to June 3

National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) 2023 is May 28 to June 3

Join BWSS in challenging ableism and other structures of oppression impacting survivors with disabilities. National AccessAbility Week (NAAW) takes place every year starting on the last Sunday in May, running this year from May 28th to June 3rd. In solidarity with...

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Red Dress Day 2023

Red Dress Day 2023

Join us to commemorate Red Dress Day on May 5, 2023.  First held in 2010, and inspired by the work of Métis artist Jaime Black, Red Dress Day commemorates the more than 4000+ Indigenous women and girls in Canada who have gone missing or been murdered in the last 30...

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BWSS Priorities for BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

BWSS Priorities for BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

BWSS Priorities for BC’s Poverty Reduction Strategy The BC government is in the process of updating the Provincial Poverty Reduction Strategy. As part of this update, the provincial government is seeking public input from individuals and organizations on taking action...

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Fashion Revolution Week 2023

Fashion Revolution Week 2023

BWSS and MSC Join Fashion Revolution Week 2023 “We love fashion. But we don’t want our clothes to exploit people or destroy our planet. We are coming together as a global community to bring our manifesto into reality.” – Fashion Revolution Week Manifesto  ...

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Protection orders in British Columbia

Protection orders in British Columbia

For Immediate Release Justice or “Just” a piece of paper? Let’s talk about protection orders in British Columbia.  April 3, 2023. (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C) – Over 24 women in BC were victims of...

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