Long-term Desired Outcome
The crisis in public legal services for family law in BC continues to have an especially heavy impact on women. Women are less likely than men to be able to afford a lawyer and more likely to have their safety at risk. A woman’s capacity to be independent often depends on her ability to resolve disputes over spousal support, child custody and property division. Access to justice is an issue that impacts women’s equality, and women’s safety.
Rise receives no operational funding from any government sources. We rely on private donations to help us to continue to strengthen our services and facilitate access to justice for women.