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Huge thanks to the hundreds of people that made the 40th anniversary of the Walk for Rape Relief such a huge success!

Bowlathon 2018 – Our Best Ever!

A huge thank you to all the teams who came out to bowl at Grandview Lanes November 2nd!

When you see us on Vancouver streets, please take the time stop and support us. We take coins, bills and now even credit cards donations.

A huge thank you to our wonderful participants who came out to bowl at Grandview Lanes Friday night! So far we have raised an amazing $16,030 – THIS IS OUR BEST YEAR EVER!!!!

We are absolutely blown away by your support! Thanks to your tremendous fundraising efforts, we surpassed our goal this year and raised over $35,000!!!

Listen to Meghan Murphy's interview with Lee Lakeman about the Women's March on

A huge thank you to our wonderful participants who came out to bowl at Grandview Lanes Friday night! So far we have raised an amazing $10,000!

Rally at Vancouver City Hall, June 14, 2016

Vancouver women rallying after Ghomeshi's aquittal, March 24, 2016

Vancouver women rally in support of the women who took Ghomeshi to court, March 23, 2016

A huge thank you to all the wonderful participants for fundraising and coming out to bowl at Grandview Lanes last Friday night.  We raised an amazing $15,000 and counting!

A massive thank you for your part in making the Walk for Rape Relief one of our best ever in 36 years!! 

Today, November 30, 2014 in a protest held by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter, twelve women wearing black stood in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery h

A great big thanks to all our wonderful Bowlathon participants for fundraising and coming out for cosmic bowling last Friday! What a fantastic night!
 

A heartfelt thank you to all of the Walkers that raised funds in the name of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.

"It is incumbent upon each of us to be the woman that Marc Lépine wanted to kill.

On Friday November 1st, teams from local businesses packed the Grandview Glow-Bowling Lanes to celebrate their fundraising success and bowl for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.

Images of “Calls to Action”- 100 life-sized silhouettes, representing calls made to the crisis line of Vancouver Rape Relief and women’s Shelter in one month, with each representing a caller.

On Friday November 16th,  Bowling Teams from various local businesses throughout the community filled Grandview Lanes Glow Bowling for a night of bowling challenges, costume competitions and fundraising cheer for Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter.   Creativity and enthusiasm were the biggest themes of the night as bowlers came dressed up in fluorescent wigs, fake beards, real beards, and cereal boxes.

On May 29, 2012 members from Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter joined pro choice activists at the Vancouver Art Gallery. We gathered in response to the anti-abortion campaign sought to repeal Canada's abortion laws.

There were about a third or fourth more bodies in support of pro-choice of women's reproductive health/choice than the anti-abortion/anti-choice group. We also had a sign that said "honk if you're pro-choice!" and we got tons of supporters.

A massive thank you to all the people who walked the walk for Rape Relief!

To all of the donors and the volunteers whose contributions made the Walk for Rape Relief 2012 an outstanding demonstration of community support in ending male violence against women.

If you were unable to join us on the day it's not too late to make a donation!

You can still make an online donation here:

On Friday November 18, 12 enthusiastic teams filled Grandview Lanes Glow Bowling with zany costumes, team chants and fundraising spirit for our First Annual Bowl-a-Thon.

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November 16, 2011

Women's Worlds 2011: 800 march on Parliament for murdered and missing Aboriginal women

By Elizabeth Pickett

Facilitators:

Lee Lakeman – Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter

Our Means Will Condition Our Ends

July 6, 2011

For the purpose of this conversation, let's accept that we continue to agree that “the personal is the political” and that “no woman is free until all women are free.”

We inhabit a gendered world not only oppressive to women, but also infused with homophobia and ableism, nationalism, militarism and masculinist ideology. 

Generations of women are divided not only by experience, but also by changing material conditions and sexist mythology. 

As Prostitution and Rape Marginalize and Oppress So Feminist Solidarity Resists

July 7, 2011

Violence against women (whether rape, wife abuse, incest or sexual harassment or prostitution) not only exploits women’s unequal status, but enforces that lower status and inequality. It is not only a set of incidents of the subjugation of individual women, but also a power that enforces women’s subjugation as a group. 

Reform and /or Revolution? 

July 5, 2011

We define “reform” as positive changes that may buffer some women, but operate within the existing Patriarchal power relations which hold men (both individually and collectively) over women

We define “feminist transformation” as revolutionary changes because they affect the fundamentals of those Patriarchal power relations (of the individual men and group men over women) toward an egalitarian and liberatory future.

We are Living in the Belly of the Beast of Patriarchy

July 4, 2011 

Women and especially Aboriginal women experience the oppressive force of the state in the form of colonialism.  As well, all women face state tolerance of (inaction against) sexist violence and state economic practices and policies that exploit and impoverish women creating their vulnerability to attack.

Ontario Court of Appeal, Toronto, Bedford.

Oral arguments submitted June 16, 2011 by the Women's Coaliton for the Abolition of Prostitution

This year was the 21st National Day of Remembrance and Action of the Montréal Massacre.

In 2009, the collective at Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter took to the streets every time a woman in Canada was killed by her male partner

2008 International Meeting Transition House Conference

Photos of Rape Relief's response to multiple sexual assaults on the skytrain.

View pictures of our annual fundraiser Walk for Rape Relief 2006

Vancouver Rape Relief return offical sealed versions  that public is being fed about how to understand the murder of women in the Downtown Easide by William Robe

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter hosts a Day of Action and Remembrance for the Montreal Massacre at the Vancouver Public Library

2010 Walk for Rape Relief our annual fundraising event.

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter was a recipient of the YMCA's Peace Maker Award in 2009.

Fleshmapping: vancouver markets pacific women November 25-December 10th 2008