Upcoming Events –

Thursday April 15th
Time: 6:00-8:30pm
Film screening –  6:00-7:40pm
Discussion & Question/answer period – 7:45-8:30pm
This event will be hosted on Zoom.

During the discussion and question & answer period, we will be joined by one of the sisters from the film, Jeeti.
If you would like to watch the film on your own time, you can join us for the panel and discussion afterwards, (please still register ahead of time if you’d like to do this). Here is the link to watch the film on your own – https://www.nfb.ca/film/because-we-are-girls/ 
(Content Trigger Warning: sexual abuse)
Because We Are Girls, is a documentary about A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years. After remaining silent for nearly two and a half decades, the sisters finally decide to come forward—not only to protect other young relatives, but to set an example for their daughters as well.




Our goals/mission:

The goal of the DSU Women’s Collective is to create a safe and inclusive space for all self-identified women; to support, grow and learn from each other – Focus on social justice, awareness and community building through workshops, resources, speakers and meetings.

Resources – Violence Against Women

  • Atira Women’s Society

A not-for-profit organization committed to the work of ending violence against women. Need help or someone to talk to?

Website: https://atira.bc.ca/

  • Battered Women’s Support Services

Provides education, advocacy and support services and work toward the elimination of violence from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women.

Crisis line – text- 604-652-1867
Email: intake@bwss.org 
Website: https://www.bwss.org/

  • Indigenous Women’s Program @ BWSS

Offers cultural services run by Indigenous women for Indigenous women. Workers use traditional healing practices while working with women survivors of trauma and colonization.

Crisis line: 604-687-1867
Business Line: 604-687-1868
Website: https://www.bwss.org/support/programs/indigenous-womens-programs/

  • VictimLinkBC

A toll-free, confidential, multilingual service available across BC, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Phone: 1-800-563-0808
Email: VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca
Website: www.victimlinkbc.ca

Resource document via BWSS – how to help a friend


  • Let’s Get Consensual

The DSU signed on to and joined UVSS and the Anti-violence project. This campaign focuses on building consent culture on campus and having conversations about what consent is. To learn more about the Let’s Get Consensual campaign, head over to https://uvss.ca/consent/

  • Moose Hide Campaign

In February 2020, the DSU signed on to the Moose hide campaign. Moose Hide is a grassroots movement of indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. For more information about this campaign, head over to https://moosehidecampaign.ca/

These are the Guidelines by which we operate:

  1. Inclusiveness: This is a shared space, please remember to be inclusive towards everyone.
  2. Behavior: Be respectful. No bullying or cyber-bullying will be tolerated.
  3. Confidentiality: Don’t “share” the experiences, concerns, or questions that members of the Women’s Collective share within this space without the informed consent of the speaker.
  4. Attendance: Please RSVP to posts regarding meetings or events. Leave an email with the executives so that we can add you to our mailing list.


Gurpinder Gaidu




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