To commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day, the gogoBags crew organized a Donation Rally for the North Shore Women’s Centre. Hence, this visit helped us get to know more about this amazing women’s centre.
According to the North Shore Women’s Centre website, “it is in North Vancouver, BC. Also, the North Shore Women’s Centre is dedicated to improving the social, economic, legal and political status of women. Which, in turn, help to encourage and support self-empowerment by acting as a resource and a catalyst for change, from feminist perspectives.
Also, NSWC ‘aim to provide women with access to resources and assist them with life choices, actively address violence against women. Hence, this includes ‘at all levels of the community, challenge sexism and discrimination in the community, and work towards the elimination of the feminization of poverty.’ The centre welcomes women and gender diverse individuals, including those who identify as trans, Two-Spirit, and/or non-binary.”
How ‘gogoBags’ Help To Carry Women’s Weight
First, the head of the our crew, Anahita, brought along a wonderful collection of our snack bags, salad bags and reusable tea bags to the centre on March 5. Second, many of the women who came to the centre were constantly on the go. Therefore, this women’s centre would be able to fill these bags with the products to be given to these women in need:
This North Shore Women’s Centre helped many women through the following programs and services: