Help End Violence Against Women

Stylin’ Or Shalom returns to raise funds for Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and you’re all invited to come have a good time while supporting a Vancouver non-profit.

Ten enthusiastic members of the Or Shalom community are going to be doing their little turns on the makeshift catwalk at the My Sister’s Closet Pop-Up Shop on Wednesday, Feb. 20. Join us for this empowering night and fun fashion show!

In 2017, Or Shalom held its first fundraiser for BWSS. We raised over $1,000 in one evening through entry donations to the fashion show as well as through shopping the great selection of womenswear and menswear available at My Sister’s Closet.

We have a fantastic program this year – your donation includes wine and refreshments and you’ll hear from the people at BWSS themselves about the impact their work has had on the people that they support.

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) provides education, advocacy, and support services to assist all women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.

Founded in 1979, BWSS provides support and advocacy for women who have experienced abuse, as well as community education and training about violence against women. Programs and services provided include:

  • Counselling & Advocacy
  • Support Groups 
  • Indigenous Women’s Program
  • Legal Services & Advocacy Program 
  • Crisis Line & Survivor Support
  • Education & Training
  • Retail Program & Social Enterprise (My Sister’s Closet eco-thrift store)

According to BWSS, on average, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner every week. One in every three women in British Columbia has experienced violence. Almost a million women are either assaulted or sexually assaulted in Canada each year. In Canada, one in every five women abused by a partner is assaulted during pregnancy. More than a million children in Canada have witnessed violence against their mother by their father or father figure.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. The suggested donation is $20 at the door – limited seats are available so you’re encouraged to reserve yours in advance. Clothing donations will also be accepted. Bring some friends along to this great evening in East Van.

Location: My Sister’s Closet Pop-Up Shop
1151 Commercial Drive

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