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Creations for Crabtree Corner: local jewellery designer supports YWCA Crabtree Corner

Benée Rubin is a long-time resident on Vancouver’s Eastside and feels a deep connection to the community and its residents. Benée wanted to use her...

Media literacy is not a simple test

A key component of being media literate is developing a critical eye, but it takes time and practice to learn how and what to critique of the media...

It’s Media Literacy Week in Canada!

Media Literacy Week (November 3-7) is a national event highlighting the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills...

Diwali, an illuminating festival celebrated in Vancouver

Vibrant colour, delicious food and energetic music and dance -- Metro Vancouver celebrates a cultural extravaganza this week: Diwali, the festival of...

Get creative with these awesome Halloween costume ideas for kids

With Halloween around the corner it’s time to think about costumes! But before you fall back on that Sleeping Beauty costume for your five-year-old...

Staying Safe after Leaving

Myth: It will get better if you leave him Reality: It’s not that easy. For many women, the violence escalates after leaving Abuse is about power and...

Economic independence and security

In our last blog, we talked about the importance of finding support for women leaving an abusive partner and the multiple barriers they face in...

Obstacles, roadblocks and detours

Many women who experience violence from an intimate partner will agree with Beverly Gooden that leaving him is a process, not an event. And sometimes...

The challenges of leaving abuse: child and family protection

Read the first part of our series of Barriers to Leaving Abusive Relationships on Emotional Turmoil here . Myth: A woman should just take her...

Abuse isn’t always black and blue: emotional barriers to leaving abuse

This is the first of a series of posts from our #NotThatEasy campaign. Stay tuned this week as we talk more about the barriers women face when trying...

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