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June 9, 2024
WISH: Responsive and Resilient Vancouver Non-Profit Celebrates 40 Years of Service
June 6, 2023
WISH: IHSP celebrates one year of Sex Worker Circle
May 4, 2023
The Tyee: Sex Workers on Making Their Lives Better
April 13, 2023
CTV News: Nearly 3 in 4 sex workers live with a disability, rare B.C. report finds
April 13, 2023
Global News: ‘First-of-its-kind’ report on B.C. sex workers outlines risks, calls for action
April 12, 2023
WISH: Unique report sheds light on risks faced by sex workers in parts of BC
April 12, 2023
CBC: Sex worker survey offers rare glimpse into risks, needs of those often forced into shadows
April 12, 2023
APTN News: Report developed by sex workers brings awareness
April 7, 2023
CTV News: Women in DTES experiencing ‘horrendous’ levels of violence
January 6, 2023
WISH: “I Had No Choices” – Hear directly from a WISH Supervisor
November 12, 2022
WISH: Providing Essential Support and Opportunities in Times of Chaos
October 20, 2022
Central City Foundation: Profiles in Community Leadership: Mebrat Beyene
October 18, 2022
CBC: Mebrat Beyene and Sue Brown speak with Gloria Macarenko about the election of the ABC slate
September 21, 2022
CBC: Women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside warn of escalation in attacks, kidnappings, forced druggings
August 18, 2022
CKNW: Keeping sex workers in the Downtown Eastside safe
August 17, 2022
Georgia Straight: Guest Commentary: Women are not acceptable casualties in the response to the housing crisis
August 16, 2022
WISH: Women are not acceptable casualties in the response to housing crisis
July 27, 2022
Global News: ‘Vulnerable’ woman set on fire in Downtown Eastside, police say
June 10, 2022
CBC: Van shortage forces mobile Vancouver sex worker assistance program off the road for 1st time in its history
June 9, 2022
Vancouver Is Awesome: Vancouver organization hopes public can help keep their crucial frontline project running
June 8, 2022
CityNews: Supply chain issues leave Vancouver charity without vehicle replacement
June 7, 2022
CTV News: ‘Heartbreaking’: Vancouver outreach van serving street-based sex workers taken off the road for first time ever
June 5, 2022
Vancouver Sun: Search for new van to give out 62,000 condoms, 74,000 clean needles a year in Vancouver
June 1, 2022
WISH: Spotlight on WISH’s in-house Elder
May 11, 2022
WISH: Improving Support for Indigenous Participants
March 6, 2022
Vancouver Sun: Bittersweet first year for Canada’s only shelter for sex workers
January 19, 2022
WISH: Women’s organizations denounce VPD spin on arrest outside women’s center; renew calls for real safety in face of increasing gender-based violence
January 12, 2022
CBC: Staffing, isolation-space concerns mount as Omicron moves through DTES outreach workers
January 11, 2022
CBC: COVID-19: Frontline workers on the Downtown Eastside
November 24, 2021
WISH: Coalition on MMIWG2S+ Remembers Lillian Howard for her Legacy of Advocacy and Vision of Justice
October 26, 2021
WISH: One year after Canada’s first 24/7 shelter for sex workers opened overwhelming demand continues
October 26, 2021
WISH: First of its kind emergency shelter for street-based sex workers celebrates one year since opening in Vancouver
July 22, 2021
WISH: Frequently Asked Questions: BC Bad Date and Aggressor Reporting Project
July 6, 2021
WISH: Kilala Lelum’s mobile clinic visits to WISH showcase critical need for co-location of services
June 24, 2021
The Tyee: Vancouver’s Decriminalizing Poverty Panel Is Stacked with Police, Advocates Complain
June 22, 2021
WISH: Coalition of Organizations Boycott City Panel on Decriminalizing Poverty
June 17, 2021
CBC: Vancouver trespass-prevention program hurts people who are homeless and poor, advocates say
June 9, 2021
WISH: MAP Van celebrates one year of critical day shift
May 17, 2021
Speaker: Mebrat Beyene on street-based sex work…and sex as work
May 17, 2021
The Tyee: Canada’s First Shelter for Sex Workers Provides a ‘Sanctuary’
May 13, 2021
WISH: WISH’s shelter celebrates 6-month anniversary
April 22, 2021
WISH: WISH recognizes June 21st as a statutory holiday
March 19, 2021
WISH: WISH Talks – International Women’s Day
February 18, 2021
WISH: Human Rights Complainants Give New VPD Street Check Audit a Failing Grade in Annotated Response
February 10, 2021
CBC News: How COVID-19 has exacerbated hardships for sex workers
February 9, 2021
CBC News: ‘You always remember everything’ Childhood trauma and B.C.’s addiction crisis
February 8, 2021
Refinery29: How Sex Workers Are Protecting Themselves — Because No One Else Will
February 2, 2021
The Vancouver Sun: B.C. sex workers to launch Canada’s first provincial bad-date reporting system
February 2, 2021
Vice: ‘Bad Date’ Reporting Tool for Sex Workers to Launch in Canada
February 2, 2021
CTV News: ‘Bad date’ reporting system: What it is, and how it may help keep B.C. sex workers safe
February 2, 2021
CBC: B.C.-wide ‘bad date’ reporting system aims to improve sex worker safety
February 2, 2021
City News 1130: B.C.-wide Bad Date Reporting system receives funding that could help save sex workers’ lives
February 2, 2021
Winnipeg City News: Bad date reporting system receives funding that could save sex workers’ lives
February 2, 2021
Radio Canada: Une banque de données de clients agressifs pour protéger les travailleuses du sexe
February 2, 2021
WISH: First of its kind B.C.-wide Bad Date Reporting system for sex workers
February 1, 2021
The Tyee: Less Money, More Danger: How the Pandemic Changed Sex Work
January 28, 2021
The Globe and Mail: Nowhere to go: Lockdowns highlight a lack of public restrooms in Canadian cities
January 28, 2021
City News 1130: Advocates demand immediate end to Vancouver’s Trespass Prevention Program
January 28, 2021
WISH: Coalition of organizations call for end to Vancouver Police Department Trespass Prevention Program
December 14, 2020
WISH: WISH Learning Centre celebrates 20 years!
December 3, 2020
The Tyee: Groups Warn of Increased Violence against Women in the Downtown Eastside
December 2, 2020
WISH: Women’s organizations express outrage, call for an immediate action plan to end pandemic of gender-based violence in the DTES
December 2, 2020
CKNW: A potential rape in broad daylight in the DTES
December 2, 2020
Vancouver Sun: Side Dishes: Helping the needy
December 1, 2020
Vancouver Sun: Daphne Bramham: Chaos and depravity so normalized in DTES that there is no humanity left
November 25, 2020
Georgia Straight: Vancouver Foundation’s evolution set stage for its quick response to COVID-19 pandemic
November 25, 2020
NEWS 1130: Advocates report steep increase in domestic violence calls during pandemic
November 18, 2020
WISH: Local family celebrates 20 years of fundraising for WISH
November 10, 2020
Vancouver Foundation: Behind the Scenes of Our Pandemic Response
November 6, 2020
VICE: Canada Just Opened Its First Shelter Exclusively for Sex Workers
November 6, 2020
SFU Woodwards: Supporting Harm Reduction Through COVID-19 — With Mebrat Beyene
November 4, 2020
The Runner: Vancouver’s WISH Drop-In Centre Society opening Canada’s first 24/7 shelter for sex workers
November 2, 2020
WISH: Panel Discussion: Impacts of COVID on Sex Workers
November 2, 2020
CBC: First 24/7 shelter for street-based sex workers in Canada
October 28, 2020
NEWS 1130: New Downtown Eastside women’s shelter opens as temperatures drop
October 21, 2020
Invisible People: Canada’s First 24/7 Shelter for Sex Workers to Open in Vancouver
October 14, 2020
WISH: OPEN LETTER: Call for a BC Action Plan on MMIWG2S
October 14, 2020
Loose Lips: WISH Opens Canada’s First Emergency Sex Worker Shelter
October 14, 2020
The Tyee: BC’s Police Act Needs Urgent Reform, but the Election Halted It
September 30, 2020
CBC: Canada’s first 24/7 shelter for sex workers to open soon in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
September 29, 2020
Vancouver Sun: Canada’s first 24/7 shelter specifically for sex workers to open in Vancouver
September 29, 2020
The Tyee: First Shelter for Sex Workers to Open in the Downtown Eastside
September 29, 2020
Narcity: Canada’s First-Ever 24/7 Shelter for Sex Workers Will Open in Vancouver Soon
September 29, 2020
Georgia Straight: Temporary shelter to open for female sex workers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside
September 29, 2020
Daily Hive: Canada’s first emergency shelter for sex workers opening in Vancouver
September 29, 2020
Vancouver is Awesome: Canada’s first emergency shelter for sex workers set to open in Vancouver
September 29, 2020
WISH: First of its kind emergency shelter for sex workers to open in Vancouver
September 17, 2020
WISH: Over 90 Organizations Call for Street Check Ban
July 25, 2020
Georgia Straight: Federal government funds 10 Vancouver groups focused on gender violence
July 23, 2020
CBC: Vancouver council votes in favour of abolishing street checks, but police board has final say
July 15, 2020
NEWS 1130: COVID-19 pandemic amplifying need for public washrooms in Vancouver
July 12, 2020
CBC: As pandemic restrictions ease, Downtown Eastside organizations fear loss of extra funding
July 7, 2020
CBC: More than 70 organizations sign open letter calling for ban on police street checks in B.C.
June 6, 2020
NEWS 1130: Local jeweller designs bee pendant in tribute of Dr. Bonnie Henry
June 4, 2020
Georgia Straight: Dr. Bonnie Henry “Bonnie Bee” tribute pendant to benefit WISH Drop-In Centre
September 21, 2019
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