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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...

Is feminism trendy? Gender equality and the celebrity halo effect

From Karl Lagerfeld to Emma Watson, celebrities seem to be lining up to endorse feminism, but is the so-called celebrity halo effect good for the...

Hi-Y reunion brings together YWCA youth programs, past and present

Do you remember the Hi-Y Club? These social clubs aimed at school-aged children had their roots in early YMCA / YWCA youth programs. Hi-Y clubs were...

Five best kept secrets for a successful career search

Is the job search getting you down? We asked some of our YWCA WorkBC career advisors to dish on their best kept secrets for a successful career...

Celebrate National Organic Week by eating local and in season

In honour of National Organic Week (September 20-28), we’re celebrating local food and farmers! Many of us would like to incorporate more organic...

Nominations open for YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards

September 15, 2014 Vancouver, BC: YWCA Metro Vancouver is inviting the community to nominate exceptional women and organizations throughout Metro...

#WhyIStayed: Learning about the barriers to leaving abuse

With the revelation of NFL player Ray Rice’s ongoing violence towards his wife, he was suspended from the NFL and forced to address his violent...

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