British Columbia Federation of Women

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British Columbia Federation of Women

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The British Columbia Federation of Women is an umbrella group for women's organizations in British Columbia. It was founded in 1974. Its goal was to organize province-wide action on women's issues, and it was particularly concerned with health, child care, education and employment. The Federation's objective was also to provide a network of support for women’s diverse struggles and “to overcome the physical and cultural isolation faced by all our sisters in this society ’’. Only women groups were affiliated with the federation. BCFW coordinators defined the organisation as “a linking together mechanism”. At the Annual General Convention delegates from each of the regions elected committee members and voted on policy resolutions. Vancouver Rape Relief was a member of the British Columbia Federation of Women and was one of the few remaining groups when the federation folded in 1989.


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