For Immediate Release

November 5, 2014



Getting to the Roots: Exploring Systemic Violence against Women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver


A coalition of women-serving organizations will hold a press conference to release their report on violence against women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The report “Getting to The Roots” is a result of participatory action research carried out by women of the community. Coalition members will speak to the findings and action items growing out of the research.


The coalition members are:


Aboriginal Front Door                                                     Inner City Women’s Resource Society

Atira Women’s Resource Society                                    PACE Society,

BCCDC Nursing Outreach                                              Raincity Housing

Battered Women’s Support Services                               The Bloom Group

Carnegie Community Centre                                          Union Gospel Mission

Downtown Community Health Centre                             Vancouver Native Health

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre                             WISH Drop-In Centre Society.

February 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee


WHEN:         Friday, November 7, 2014 – 10:00 am

WHERE:       WISH Drop-In Centre Society

334 Alexander Street Vancouver, BC

HOW:          For interviews or additional information please contact:


Alice Kendall                     

Executive Director, Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre



Angela Marie MacDougall

Executive Director, Battered Women’s Support Services



Kate Gibson          

Executive Director, WISH Drop-In Centre Society



Download the PDF here.


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