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“Safe Haven Within the Trenches” Victim Services Spotlight

As the hearings for the National Inquiry wrap up and the media spotlight moves on, Indigenous women continue to face the brunt of violence and intergenerational trauma, especially in the Downtown Eastside. Around 70% of women who access… Read More

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Happy 40th Birthday, DEWC!

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre was incorporated on March 21, 1978. From grassroots beginnings back in the late 60s, serving soup from a household kitchen on Pender Street, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has always been rooted in… Read More

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International Women’s Day with & for DEWC!

This March 8 for International Women’s Day, supporters all over the city are hosting events in support of DEWC. We invite you to join in the efforts by giving as you are able, spreading the word, and/or attending… Read More

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Vision for 100% Social Housing at 58 West Hastings

Coast Salish Territories – On January 16th, there was a public hearing at City Hall concerning a rezoning application for 58 West Hastings. The application includes housing, but not at rates that are affordable to those on welfare… Read More

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A Huge Holiday Thank You!

Thank you, DEWC supporters and community! Together, we pulled off an extra special holiday season for the women and children of the Downtown Eastside, serving 400 meals at our Christmas dinner, gifting each woman in attendance a package… Read More

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“I Found My Voice Here”: A Conversation with Elaine

It’s one week until Giving Tuesday, the National Day of Giving! For this occasion, we’re sharing a conversation with Elaine, DEWC member and volunteer. Elaine has been part of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre for more than fifteen years…. Read More

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Two Weeks Until Herstory in Focus

The two-week countdown begins for Herstory in Focus, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s second annual fundraising event hosted at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Last year’s sold-out Herstory raised $20,000 for DEWC, and this year, in light of rising… Read More

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DEWC joins Tamara’s Walk for MMIW

DEWC Elders are currently participating in the Walk4Justice or Tamara’s Walk, honouring the memory of the many Missing and Murdered Women stolen from land and communities. The walk takes place along the Highway of Tears from Prince Rupert… Read More

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We made it!

Thank you, runners and donors, for supporting us in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon & 5K this year! We’re thrilled to say we exceeded our goal of $25,000 raised for our organization, going directly to programs and services for women… Read More

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Welcome to the Women’s Summer Fair!

This past Saturday, from Cordova to Powell on Columbia St, women gathered with their wares in the first installment of this summer’s ongoing Women’s Summer Fair. Under tents in between brightly colored strings of bunting, women from the… Read More

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