National Crime Victims Awareness Week begins today and Battered Women’s Support Services is continuing our call urging men to own their role to end violence against girls and women.

BWSS ending violence initiative Men Ending Violence is a coalition of men across Canada and the US who are taking action to end violence against girls and women. The work has evolved where we have been implementing violence prevention actions that include:

1. Social Media & Marketing
2. Internet Strategies
3. Workshops & Education
4. Cultural Events
5. Fundraising Activities

Our work is centred through recognizing that men relate to the issue of violence against girls and women in four interconnected & intersecting ways:

1. Men Who Use Power and Control in their relationships and interactions with girls and women (including physical and sexual violence)

2. Men Who Are Silent By-Standers

3. Men Who Are “Good Guys”

4. Activists

Beginning today as a National Crime Victims Awareness Week action we will post videos, direct action, articles, and other writings mostly by men for men specifying how men can take action individually, in their relationships, in community and in the larger society. 

To participate in this critical conversation see us on Facebook , follow us on twitter

To participate in our work at Battered Women’s Support Services please check our blog follow us on Twitter see us on Facebook where through the conversation we attempt to keep current on calls to action, analysis, issues, and status of girls and women to engage and mobilize throughout our communities.

On Monday check out to learn more about men ending violence against women.

Our Spring issue of Women Making Waves goes to print this week and will be in the mail shortly and will be available online, this is where we will report on our work and share the voices of survivors who speak directly to the vision of ending violence against girls and women.

National Crime Victims Awareness Week Initiative is possible with funding from Justice Department Canada and My Sister’s Closet – Social Enterprise of Battered Women’s Support Services located at 1092 Seymour Street, Vancouver