Preventing Violence against Women: Together, WE CAN!

April 20th, 2009 – Monday

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Roundhouse Community Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver
(Davie St & Pacific St)

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Change Maker Leadership Institute - Feb 21, 2021

Date: Saturday February 21st, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: PICS Head Office
Unit 203, 12725 – 80th Avenue Surrey, BC V3W3A6 (Above Punjab Cloth House)

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A complimentary lunch will be provided. For more information and/or to RSVP please contact [email protected]




December 10th, 2008 - Candlelight Vigil

Light a candle for all women who have suffered from one of the most pervasive human rights violations - violence against women.

5 - 6 pm
Victory Square
198 West Hastings Street,
Vancouver, BC


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December 10th, 2008 - Candlelight Vigil


The second annual Candlelight Vigil hosted by the "We Can" Coalition of BC was held on the International Human Rights Day (December 10th) in Vancouver this year.

About a hundred people came to honor the memory of women who suffered from one of the most pervasive human rights violations - violence against women.


In the picture: Joan Merrifield and Marjorie Dumont from BC Teachers Federation.


In the picture: Nazanin Afshin-Jam (co-founder and director of Stop Child Executions) holding a candle; volunteers give out candles and white arm bands.


In the picture: Scott Andrews (Oxfam Canada volunteer) talking about his experience with the "We Can" campaign in Gujarat, India, and about the role of men in ending violence against women. 


Published: Dec 17, 2020


November 25th, 2008: Human Rights for Women - Human Rights for All


The "We Can" Coalition of BC has launched the 16 Days of Activism to End Gender Violence with a public event on November 25th at Fraserview Hall to celebrate women’s right around the globe.

"Human Rights for Women - Human Rights for All" gathered around 250 people and more than 30 organizations from across Lower Mainland and other parts of BC.

Hosted by Rick Craig from Law Courts Education Society of BC, the evening started with an opening blessing from Marjorie Dumont, who also spoke about the violence against First Nations women.

In the picture: Marjorie Dumont and Rick Craig

Attorney General Wally Oppal could not attend the event, but sent greetings expressing his support for 16 Days of Activism, and the "We Can" Campaign.

Susanne Dahlin brought official words of support from the Honourable Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General.

Other speakers included:
- Robert Fox, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada
- Mona Mehta, Oxfam Great Britain Global Gender Advisor, South Asian “We Can” Campaign Coordinator (India)
- Sandra Moran, Director of Women’s Sector of the Civil Society (Guatemala)
- Kamal Singh, victim of gender-based violence
- Angela Kayira, Surrey Women’s Centre
 
In the picture (from left to right): Angela Kayira, Sandra Moran, Robert Fox, Mona Mehta and Kamal Singh.

The guests enjoyed Indian dinner, info fair, and an outstanding performance by Vos Rebelde, a Guatemalan band based in Vancouver.

In the picture: Vor Rebelde joined by Sandra Moran.


Published: Nov 28, 2020


"We Can" BC Delegation Returns from India


Seven members of “We Can End All Violence against Women” Coalition of British Columbia have returned from a two-week visit to India. The goal of the delegation was to learn more about the South Asian “We Can” campaign which is now in its fourth year.  Read the full story




Published: Oct 09, 2020


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