On average, every six days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. And every day we work to change that reality. Here are some things we are doing in November and December to create awareness and take action to end violence against girls and women.
The PEAK Radio 102.7 FM Charity of the Month
Battered Women’s Support Services is pleased to be the charity of the month on The Peak Radio 102.7 fm for the month of November. Listen to hear our ads and check out our feature here:
Vancity Credit Union Community Showcase
Check out our booth at Vancity Commercial Drive Community Branch on 1675 Commercial Drive. Battered Women’s Support Services will be showcased from November 10th to November 17th
#TransitTuesday and ‘Nirbhaya’ at the Cultch
At BWSS we don’t believe that sexual harassment is an unavoidable part of a woman’s daily commute. We believe that women must be able to move about and occupy public space without being placed in danger or threatened. It is a fundamental freedom. On Transit Tuesday, November 10, 2015, we are bringing to light the issue of sexual violence on transit. We will be at Commercial and Broadway station in the morning handing out pamphlets with more information on how, together; we can make public transit safer for women.
Also on Tuesday, November 10th – The East Vancouver Cultural Centre, The Cultch is presenting the play ‘Nirbhaya’ from November 3 to 14. The show is being presented in partnership with Diwali Fest. “NIRBHAYA is based on the true incident of a gang rape in Delhi and how the death of this young woman affected the lives of countless individuals. On Tuesday the 10th BWSS will be sharing information on sexual harassment on public transit as well as what we can do as a community to prevent it.
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and BWSS Breaking the Silos on November 25th
Please join us for ‘Breaking the Silos’ our flagship fundraising Gala.
We are thrilled to present Severn Cullis-Suzuki as the keynote speaker and Global BC’s Jill Krop as our MC for our annual fundraising event at the Terminal City Club. Join us as we honour our collective efforts, connect as a community, inspire each other, strengthen friendships and most importantly raise funds for Battered Women’s Support Services critical services and programs for girls and women.
For more information about “Breaking the Silos” gala visit this link
Purchase your tickets here
16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence
From November 25th the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women until December 10th on Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to incite action to end violence against women and girls. Stayed tuned for updates from us through our social media platforms and online.
Every donation and any amount can make a big difference. Giving Tuesday is a day dedicated to giving back and a great way to support Battered Women’s Support Services critical programs and services. Stay tuned for information on this later.
World AIDS Day
Battered Women’s Support Services presents HIV, Violence and Criminalization, a conference with Positive Women’s Network. With confirmed speakers from BCCLA, Positive Women’s Network and other groups. The event will be held as part of the International AIDS Day events on December 4th at SFU Vancouver from 10-4pm.
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
December 6th marks the anniversary of the Montreal Massacre at l’Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. This day provides an important opportunity to discuss the status of women in Canada and the continuing prevalence of violence against girls and women in our communities.
Battered Women’s Support Services will be panelists on two events in solidarity with women organizations:
December 3rd – panelists for UBC Sexual Assault Support Center event.
December 5th – panelists for Vancouver Rape Relief round-table event
Follow us on twitter for more information about these two events.
International Video Premiere Compassion In A Kiss Music Video
Compassion In A Kiss music video featuring local performing artists Claire Mortifee, Young Nige and Dj K-rec. Compassion In A Kiss speaks to sexual violence and urging men to own their role. We are thrilled to be featured as part of an empowering message.
Roxanne Nikki Popup Shop
Our Facebook page is another way to join with women in our community to end violence against women