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Posted on November 18, 2011
Citizenship and Immigration Canada's proposed amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act will see a "Conditional Permanent Residence" introduced to the Act which will apply to family class or spouse or common-law partner sponsorship class. This amendment will put women at risk for many reasons, one of which being that women will be forced...
Posted on November 15, 2011
The RCMP made a press release on November 8th: "Surrey RCMP was well represented at the Surrey Coalition Against Domestic Abuse conference on Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Newton. The conference included a film screening of ‘The Honest Truth’, a documentary which highlighted the case of Maria Catroppa who was murdered by her...
Posted on October 20, 2011
For the second year in a row, British Columbia has scored an overall C- in women’s rights. The province is failing to meet its potential due to continued detrimental practices particularly affecting low income and marginalized women.  The grade was awarded in the West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund’s third annual...
Posted on September 30, 2011
Surrey Women’s Centre’s is pleased to release our 2010-2011 Annual Report. This year, we dedicate our report to Maria Catroppa and other women killed by their partners. Almost 2 years ago, Maria was murdered by...
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...
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...
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...
Posted on May 31, 2011
By Yolande Cole B.C.’s Opposition NDP used Premier Christy Clark’s first day in the Legislature to question the leader on the government’s decision not to fund the participation of Downtown Eastside groups in the upcoming missing women inquiry. Shortly after Clark was sworn in as MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey today (May 30),...
Posted on May 27, 2011
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...
Posted on May 24, 2011
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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