Beyond Inclusion: Centering Racialized Survivors in BC’s Gender-Based Violence Sector

Training Opportunity!

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS’s) Strategic Interventions is pleased to offer this lunch and learn training session on June 15th for frontline workers in anti-violence and social service organizations.

Racialized survivors are not only subject to higher probabilities of gender-based violence, but also face structural barriers in accessing safety and support from violence.

“Beyond Inclusion: Centering Racialized Survivors in the GBV Sector” is a training opportunity based on BWSS’s recent Colour of Violence, a community-based research project identifying key barriers for racialized survivors accessing anti-violence services.

The sessions will be animated by questions such as:

  • What are the main structural barriers to accessing safety for Black, Indigenous, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized survivors of gender-based violence?
  • What does safety look like for racialized survivors who are accessing anti-violence services in B.C.?
  • How do gender and race influence system-based responses to gender-based violence?
  • What are some best practices in intersectional feminist service delivery that center the experiences and needs of racialized survivors?
  • Please join us in catalyzing positive change to increase access, safety, and justice for Indigenous, Black, newcomer immigrant/refugee, and racialized survivors in B.C. These sessions will be facilitated by Harsha and Melody of BWSS’s Research and Policy team.

In-Person “Lunch-and-Learn”


Thursday June 15, 2023



11am — 2pm


301-1522 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC
V5L 2Y7


Harsha and Melody



A catered lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.
Registration is $40 per person.
Organizational registrations of 5+ people: $35 per person.
If cost is a barrier, please email us at for a fee waiver.

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