Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
Race Matters: Ethical Implications of COVID-19
The actions and omissions of world leaders, public health leaders, and policy makers in charge of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic will reveal historical and current impacts of colonial violence and continued health inequities among African, Indigenous, racialized, and marginalized folks. Utilizing a critical intersectional decolonizing framework, this discussion talks about the ethical dilemmas within the COVID-19 responses.
Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19
Battered Women’s Support Services team members in an online discussion about what we know about gender-based violence before COVID-19, how these public health issues are currently intertwined, and learnings we will take with us after the pandemic
Webinar: Supporting Women with Precarious Immigration Status
In this webinar, the BC Refugee Hub and Battered Women’s Support Services launch a new safety assessment and safety planning tool for supporting women with precarious immigration status and refugees facing domestic violence.
Feminists Deliver 2019 Conference and Trade Show
Feminists Deliver is a grassroots collaboration that came together on account of the 2019 Women Deliver Conference taking place in Vancouver.
Please, Don’t Walk Away
BWSS commemorated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – November 25th, 2018 with an interactive Transit Shelter Advertisement (TSA) that allowed the public to step into the shoes of a woman experiencing violence by their intimate partner.
Women and Family Law – Parenting Time and Parental Responsibilities
Understanding the recent changes to family law in BC and their impacts on parenting experiences is critical for those working with women fleeing abuse.
This is compelling documentary that puts a human face on the epidemic of missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The film takes a journey into the heart of Indigenous women’s experience, from Vancouver’s skid row, down the Highway of Tears in northern BC, and on to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of these women remain unsolved.
This documentary profiles the Ojibway community of Hollow Water on the shores of Lake Winnipeg as they deal with an epidemic of sexual abuse in their midst. The Manitoba justice system was unsuccessful in ending the cycle of abuse, so the community brought the offenders home to face justice in a community healing and sentencing circle. Based on traditional practices, this unique model of justice reunites families and heals both victims and offenders.