Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visited the Downtown Eastside Women’s Center (DEWC) in Vancouver, Canada on January 14, 2020.

The women’s shelter shared a photo of the visit on social media with the message:

“Look who we had tea with today! The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, visited us today to discuss issues affecting women in the community. 💜 “

Meghan Markle Downtowm Eastside Women's Center
(C) Downtown Eastside Women’s Center

There were several additional photos of The Duchess of Sussex leaving on a seaplane.

Downtown Eastside Women’s Center

“Founded in 1978, DEWC is one of the few safe spaces within the Downtown Eastside exclusively for self-identified women and their children. High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize the Downtown Eastside community. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. 

“The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre has provided a safe space for women and children in the Downtown Eastside. We provide practical support, basic necessities and hot nutritious meals to over 500 women and children every day. We support women to make positive changes in their lives by connecting them to a continuum of services including outreach, advocacy, wellness, recreation, housing and skills development.”

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

UPDATE!!!! The Duchess of Sussex Visits Justice for Girls

On the same day, The Duchess of Sussex also visited Justice for Girls Canada in Vancouver.

Justice for Girls posted about the visit on its twitter account and shared the next message:

“The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visited to discuss climate justice for girls and the rights of Indigenous peoples. Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women’s leadership. #DuchessOfSussex”

About Justice for Girls

“Justice for Girls promotes social justice and an end to violence, poverty and racism in the lives of teenage girls who live in poverty. We fight for social justice based on the feminist belief that young women in poverty are the experts of their own experience. We stand beside young women and provide support and resources to them so that girls can act on their own behalf to create personal and social change. We recognize that girls’ lack of institutional power and credibility (because of discrimination) is a real barrier to young women regardless of their skills, intelligence, or ability to articulate their needs. Justice For Girls uses knowledge of institutions, such as the criminal justice and child welfare systems, to assist young women in their daily struggles with violence, poverty and racism.”

Justice for Girls.

Royal Fashion: The Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex wore (thanks to Meghan’s Mirror):

  • The Row cable-knit swing sweater in antique white (no longer available).
  • DL1961 denim jeans, the Emma Power Legging Skinny Jeans in the Albany wash.
  • Le Chameau ‘Jameson’ quilted leather boots in caramel.
  • Barbour ‘Epler’ Faux Fur Trim Waterproof Parka in Seaweed Green.
  • Cuyana Classic Structured Leather Tote in black.

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