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Coalition of Organizations Call for End to Vancouver Police Department Trespass Prevention Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Click here for PDF version. January 28, 2021, (X?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C – A coalition of Indigenous, women, Downtown Eastside, and legal organizations are voicing their opposition to the Vancouver Police… Read More

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Women’s organizations express outrage, call for an immediate action plan to end pandemic of gender-based violence in the DTES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDEC. 2, 2020 PDF VERSION X?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx? wú7mesh (Squamish) and s?lilw?ta??/sel ?ílwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. — The surfacing of a video in which a man appears to be sexually assaulting a semi-conscious woman in broad daylight… Read More

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Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre calls on City of Vancouver to increase and expedite safe spaces in the DTES during COVID-19

News ReleaseOctober 1, 2020 Download PDF version here X?m??k??y??m (Musqueam), S?wx?wú7mesh (Squamish) and s?l?ilw?ta?? (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C. (October 1, 2020) – The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is extremely worried that there is a lack of safe spaces in… Read More

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Letter from the Acting Executive Director

(Published in the Summer 2020 Newsletter) While the pandemic has been challenging for everyone, it is especially difficult for a community that is already in the midst of a multi-year opioid crisis and which is home to so… Read More

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Pride Stories

In honour of Pride month this year, the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre team did a Q&A with two women who shared their experiences on what Pride means to them. We are proud to share their unique stories as… Read More

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Standing up against violence and racism during COVID-19

Over the past few weeks, we have seen a significant increase in domestic and racialized violence in our own community and around the country. Violence on the street, in the home, online – in so many places –… Read More

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COVID-19 Service Updates

Thank you all for your continued support, well wishes, and generosity during this time. We could not do this without the incredible financial support of our donors, as well as everyone who has contributed masks, sanitizer, soap, disinfectant wipes,… Read More

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“My home:” Patricia’s story

Written by Lola Fakinlede In February 2019, Patricia and her two-year-old child, Victoria, arrived at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) in despair. One of the members of a single mothers group, to which Patricia belongs, had recommended… Read More

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“A safe haven:” Nora’s story

Written by Lola Fakinlede Almost three decades ago, 53-year-old Nora became pregnant with her first child. She breaks down in tears as she recounts being abandoned by her family: “Being a single mom put my family to shame…. Read More

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Herstory in Focus Postponed to January 30

Dear friends and supporters, Due to unavoidable circumstances, this year’s Herstory in Focus event is postponed to Thursday, January 30, 2020. We are looking forward to gathering together in support of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and we… Read More

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