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.
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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Take Action to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Take Action to Combat Gender-Based Violence

For the past forty years, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) has been on the frontline taking action to prevent gender-based violence (GBV). Gender-based violence is defined as violence that is inflicted upon a person due to their gender identity, gender...

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Prevention of Violence against Women Week 2023

Prevention of Violence against Women Week 2023

Join Us and Seek Justice for Survivors Around the world, women have become an unstoppable force in addressing gender-based violence, including intimate partner, domestic and sexualized violence. They are rewriting the rules, redefining power relationships, defining...

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Standing In Our Own Power Support Group

Standing In Our Own Power Support Group

Standing In Our Own Power Support Group Standing In Our Own Power Support Group is a healing space for survivors who have experienced any form of gendered-based violence, including abuse in intimate relationships. Join other women who want to share their experiences,...

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Announcing the Justice Centre at BWSS

Announcing the Justice Centre at BWSS

Announcing the Justice Centre at BWSS. Founded in 1979, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) takes action to end violence against women and girls through community-based interventions, support services, legal and systemic advocacy, education and training, violence prevention and research and policy.

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BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Award

BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Award

BWSS is honoured to receive the BC Multiculturalism and Anti-Racism Award. Attorney General Niki Sharma and Mable Elmore, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, awarded Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) with a Breaking Barriers Award.

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Joint Submission on Social Work Oversight to MCFD

Joint Submission on Social Work Oversight to MCFD

As part of a coalition of organizations, including our friends West Coast LEAF, Rise Women’s Legal Center, and Feminists Deliver, Battered Women’s Support Services has written to the Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) on necessary reforms to social work...

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KNOW More Week

KNOW More Week

Have you heard about KNOW MORE week? JOIN US March 5-12, 2023 as we at BWSS along with allies and activists from around the world who are saying No More and let’s KNOW More to take action intimate partner, domestic, and sexualized violence. As a global grassroots...

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BC Needs Pay Equity Legislation

BC Needs Pay Equity Legislation

BWSS and Hundreds of Others Release Letter to BC Government: We Need Pay Equity   Today, over 100 organizations and individuals have released an open letter to the BC government calling for the enactment of intersectional pay equity legislation before the next...

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