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10th Annual Memorial for the Missing and Murdered Women of the Downtown Eastside

On this day of the 10th annual memorial for the missing and murdered women, we stand in front of the Vancouver Police Depart ...

AWAN Statement Issued at Press Conference

As we stand before you today, on occupied Aboriginal territory, I invite you all to reflect back on all the conditions of co ...

Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter in Solidarity with Native Women on Call for Inquiry into Missing Women

(Port Coquitlam, BC ) Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter supports the call for an inquiry into the police investigati ...

Police Accountability Rally

My name is Cristina and I'm a volunteer at Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter. ...

Death Does Not Become Her: The Third Night

Thursday night, the Urban Women’s Anti-Violence Strategy hosted the third night in a week-long series of events during Prevention of Violence Against Women Week. This is a new coalition comprised of independent women’s groups from the lower mainland who have joined together to criticize the Solicitor General’s Domestic Violence Action Plan for focusing the province’s resources on risk assessment and a death review panel, both of which take place after violence has already occurred. ...

35 Years of Working to Improve the Police Response for Women Escaping Male Violence: A Report Back on our Review of Collective Efforts so Far

Over the last 35 years, the Collective of Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter has put significant efforts toward improving the police response to women escaping male violence. ...