News for June 2011

Posted on June 24, 2011

The We Can End All Violence Against Women coalition of BC (‘We Can BC’) is encouraging all residents in the lower mainland to attend the rally in support of Rumana Monzur, a UBC student who was viciously attacked by her husband in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 5.

“It is extremely important, while we share in our grief for this terrible event, that we do not condone this behavior by remaining silent,” said Rick Craig, We Can BC co-chair and Executive Director of the Justice Education Society. 

Posted on June 1, 2011

Mr. Justice Josephson will deliver his verdict in Regina v. Damin at the Westminster Supreme Courthouse this Thursday, June 2nd at 9:30am. In her Surrey home on the morning of November 24, 2009, Maria Catroppa, a devoted mother of four, was killed by her husband. Emergency crews responding to a 911 call found Maria’s body in their Surrey home- she had been stabbed 126 times. Maria’s husband was charged with second degree murder in connection to her death.

Posted on June 1, 2011

Battered Women’s Support Services and Surrey Women’s Centre have joined together again.  Social Justice Versus Criminal Justice:  When Women Became Victims is a blog series by Surrey Women’s Centre and  Battered Women’s Support Services which will seek to illuminate the current situation, the progressive dismantling of the social safety net for women and we will issue a call to action as we attempt to make the case why this is increasing the risk for women to experience gender based violence...