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Get your ticket for Herstory Gala now!

Treat yourself while supporting a good cause We are thrilled to have you back in-person at our annual gala, Herstory. This is 7th edition of this event and, as always, we are aiming to raise support and awareness… Read More

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Holiday Campaign

Christmas is around the corner! For many, December is a very special time of the year, but it can also be difficult for women in the community. During this time, we work to ensure that any woman who… Read More

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[Press release] Women are not acceptable casualties in the response to housing crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  August 16, 2022  Women are not acceptable casualties in the response to housing crisis   Musqueam, Squamish Tsleil Waututh territory / Vancouver, B.C. –  Last week, a police operation violently dismantled the encampment along East… Read More

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Press Release: DEWC opens a new drop-in centre at 25 East Hastings Street

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 31, 2022 PDF version Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Səlilwətaɬ (TsleilWaututh)/Vancouver, B.C. – The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) has opened a second drop-in centre at 25 East Hastings Street to address a significant… Read More

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Press Release: Women’s organizations denounce VPD spin on arrest outside Women’s Centre

Women’s organizations denounce VPD spin on arrest outside Women’s Centre; renew calls for real safety in face of increasing gender-based violence.  Click here for the full press release

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A Window into Housing Outreach: Meet Dyalla

Dyalla works on DEWC’s Housing Outreach team to help women find affordable housing. Our Housing Outreach team is able to get around 150 women housed every year.  Can you describe an average day at your job? I would… Read More

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Pride Stories: Charlize

We are grateful for the participation of Charlize and the other women who sat with our team to share their personal Pride stories in celebration of Pride month. Please note that all thoughts and words belong to the… Read More

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NEWS RELEASE: Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre increases safe spaces for women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 23, 2021 PDF VERSION  (X?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C – Responding to the lack of available safe spaces during COVID 19 restrictions, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) has opened two… Read More

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Condemning Anti-Asian Violence | Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre Statement

We are devastated and outraged by the unspeakable tragedy that took away the lives of 8 people in Atlanta, Georgia, 6 of whom were Asian women. As we reflect on this event, and it is highlighted in the… Read More

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DEWC presentation for B.C. Legislature’s Special Committee on Reforming the Police Act (March 12, 2021)

(Theresa Gray’s words in above image are published in “Martin, Carol and Walia, Harsha, Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside,” Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, 2019)     Speaking notes for Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre… Read More

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