Violence Against Immigrant Women and The Law: Public Legal Education

BWSS is pleased to announce our resource toolkits developed from three years of community engagement work with Immigrant women:

Toolkit for Lawyers: Best Practices in Working with Battered Immigrant Women and

Toolkit for Immigrant Women Working with a Lawyer. 

Both toolkits have been fully informed by Immigrant women’s lives and are developed by and for Immigrant women.
Adding Value to the Work of Lawyers

The Toolkit for Lawyers provides lawyers with practical tools for working with battered Immigrant women.  By using the toolkit lawyers will foster effective communication with and legal representation of battered Immigrant women. This toolkit emphasizes the importance of placing women within their larger social context by providing an analysis of the factors impacting Immigrant women’s lives. More importantly, this resource offers practical tools and strategies for lawyers.

Relevant Resource for Immigrant Women

The Toolkit for Immigrant Women Working with a Lawyer is filled with tips and tools for Immigrant women working with lawyers.  The toolkit is framed in the cultural background of Immigrant women; it is designed to be user-friendly and informative.  The toolkit is available in English, Farsi, Punjabi and Spanish.


We encourage you to download, print and distribute these resources with your co-workers and the women you are working with. Toolkits Women and Lawyers


We offer Orientation and Training sessions in the community on issues related to Violence against Women and the Law.
We are open to collaboration and look forward to partnering with other agencies in the community
To book a workshop or more information, please contact:, at 604-687-1868 or toll-free at 1-855-687-1868