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Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter

Vancouver Rape Relief & Women’s Shelter (VRRWS) operates Canada’s oldest rape crisis centre and a transition house for battered women and their children, running 24 hours per day since 1973. We are active in responding to women who have experienced any form of sexist attack on the continuum of male violence, some of which are: rape, battery, incest, prostitution, and sexual harassment. VRRWS is a collective whose membership of paid and volunteer workers are diverse in terms of race, age and class backgrounds. Our current campaigns are focused on the abolition of prostitution, better policing, guaranteed liveable income, and the autonomy of women’s groups.