In her Surrey home, on the morning of November 24, 2009, Maria Catroppa, devoted mother of four was murdered by her husband. Before her death, the warning signs of domestic violence were present; however, her family did not know that their mother was in danger. Like many Surrey residents, the Catroppa family was unaware of the risk factors that increase the probability of serious bodily injury or death resulting from domestic violence.
May 24, Vancouver Coast Salish Territories – The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre and Feb 14th Women’s Memorial March Committee are strongly condemning the BC government’s decision to not provide funding to support their participation in the Missing Women’s Inquiry.
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All of the applicants who applied for standing before the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry will be given an opportunity to participate in the evidentiary hearings.
In a ruling released today, Commissioner Wally Oppal, Q.C., granted full participation to 10 applicants and limited participation to eight applicants He also recommended that the provincial government provide funding to 13 applicants who asked for financial support to fund their participation in the inquiry.
Battered Women’s Support Services Ending Violence Training Initiative 2011 will include research, curricula development and delivery of four new education training programs for front line service providers in western Canada. Curricula will be developed from an anti-oppression, feminist analysis of violence against women; will include detailed generalized modules, specialized components related to Indigenous, Immigrant, Refugee girls and women, and specialized components urging men to own their role in ending violence.
A 20-year-old Canadian man methodically stalked and tracked a Westmont woman before killing her Wednesday night in Oak Brook — even stopping to reload his gun and continue shooting during the attack.
Please be informed that the Supreme Court no longer carries court forms or applications relating to family law issues at the courthouse. Individuals must print them online from the Attorney General’s website:
Many women experiencing domestic violence are financially dependent on their partners and don’t know help is available. Surrey Women’s Centre is partnering with the Ministry of Housing and Social Development to ensure women and children fleeing violence in the city of Surrey understand their rights and are able to access the financial support they need to break free from violence.
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