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Episode 52: The Pandemic and Increases in Gender-Based Violence — with Angela Marie MacDougall
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In the sixth episode of Below the Radar's Pandemic Conversations series, we talk with Angela Marie MacDougall, Executive Director of Battered Women's Support Services here in Vancouver, Canada. With our host Am Johal, she discusses how COVID-19 is affecting gender inequality and violence within intimate relationships.
About Our Guest
Angela Marie MacDougall
Angela Marie MacDougall takes action to end violence against women as an advocate, activist, and front-line worker. She has brought tangible transformation to service and program delivery as well as community development and partnerships in her, almost 30 years of activism.
Since 2003, Angela has been the executive director of Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) where she has been strategic and proactive applying new media and related communications for social change which has raised the profile of BWSS as an organization.
Angela’s impact includes development of empowerment and advocacy-based service delivery models grounded in strong theoretical frameworks and intersectionality that connect feminism, substance use, mental health, violence and women’s leadership. In recognition of this important work, Angela was named a Remarkable Woman by the City of Vancouver in 2014 and in 2016, Vancouver Magazine named her one of Vancouver’s most powerful people.