In the upcoming series of blog posts WAVAW will be highlighting our work, our challenges and our successes, and what better way to start this series than with a visual illustrating the services provided by WAVAW last year! Keep checking back to read the series of blog posts.
A special Thank You to the Bayush Hagos Memorial Fund for their kind donation to WAVAW in honour of Bayush Araya Hagos. Bayush was a caring and dedicated community support worker. She worked with the Vancouver and Lower Mainland Multicultural Family Support Services for 19 years, supp
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and teachers of Amanda Todd. WAVAW had the opportunity to connect with Amanda’s school, teachers and classmates last year when we facilitated our Raise It Up! Youth Program at CABE. The violence Amanda and many other young people today ex
In the September of 2011, I started training to become a volunteer at WAVAW. I was 23, and at the time had no idea how much my life would change because of it. When you consider yourself to be an already “socially conscious” person, you feel like everything you learn will be somewhat
The brilliant autumn sun came out for the sixth annual Women’s Housing March on Saturday, September 15th—along with hundreds of demonstrators. I joined up with a handful of WAVAW colleagues who were carrying our agency’s banner; we found ourselves surrounded by homemade signs emblazo
you attended the Vancouver Pride Parade this August like I did you might have noticed a number of t-shirts in the crowd that read, “Gay For A Day.” On the surface, these t-shirts might seem like a gesture of support for the LGBTQ community. But when we stop to think… and I promi
For as long as we keep on using “she’s asking for it” in everyday conversations, asking “What was she wearing?” in the court rooms, and allowing media & news to bombard women with safety tips, women’s rights and freedoms will continue to be restrained & regulated, survivors of