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Sister Watch

The SisterWatch Committee is a standing committee of community leaders, Vancouver Police Department (VPD) representatives, and members from the Women’s Memorial March Committee, with the following goals:

  • represent the views of women living and working in the Downtown Eastside (DTES)
  • enhance community consultation between the VPD and the DTES community
  • eliminate barriers and promote transparency
  • strengthen relationships between the VPD and the DTES community
  • provide education, cultural awareness, and events related to health and safety
  • provide accurate information about violence against women
  • share information relating to violence against women in the DTES

Mandate

The SisterWatch committee aims to eliminate violence against women and girls in the DTES, and to make the community safer for everyone who lives and works in Vancouver. The SisterWatch committee provides a setting where ideas and concerns are shared in a respectful manner. This collaborative committee follows Indigenous information-sharing practices to attain committee goals.

The SisterWatch Tip Line
(604) 215-4777

Civilian women who are trained professionals in helping callers who may be distraught, nervous or afraid, answer this telephone hotline.

Anyone with information about crimes against women, or any other matter affecting the safety of those in the Downtown Eastside, is encouraged to call the Sister Watch Tip Line at 604-215-4777.

 

 

 

 

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