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Recent Ending Violence Blog Posts

The Removal of Conditional Permanent Residence is a Step in the Right Direction

The Removal of Conditional Permanent Residence is a Step in the Right Direction

Battered Women’s Support Services is pleased that the federal government has removed conditional permanent residence for sponsored spouses and partners. Conditional permanent residence created a barrier for women to leave an abusive spouse and had an overwhelming impact on women and their children, who constantly had the threat of deportation used as a tool used… Continue Reading

Violence is a Reality for too Many Women in Canada

Violence is a Reality for too Many Women in Canada

Prevention of Violence against Women Week 2017 BWSS commemorates Prevention of Violence against Women Week annually. For this prevention week we are emphasizing the lethality of male’s violence against women because every 5 days a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. Quebec Since the end of March, six women in Quebec have… Continue Reading

Transitions: Sex Work Transitioning, Retiring, and Exiting

Transitions: Sex Work Transitioning, Retiring, and Exiting

In an effort to address the lack of supports for women wanting to reduce their reliance on sex economies, BWSS is excited to launch Transitions, a new program that will support women who are wishing to transition, retire or exit from sex economies. Considering that our work is situated within the context of the Canadian… Continue Reading