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Battered Women’s Support Services takes action to end violence against women and girls.
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On average, every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

More than a third of all women worldwide – 35.6% – will experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, usually from a male partner.


We are working to change that. Here’s how:

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BWSS is proud to offer our Thrive program, a program carefully designed to support the diverse needs of women with lived experience in sex economies in setting and achieving their goals.  We understand that women’s experiences in the industries differ widely from one...

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Black Out!

Black Out! is a monthly meet-upBlack Out! is an evening out for Black Women with Black ExperiencesBlack Out! is time in a safe space where you are the norm and not the otherBlack Out! Is an opportunity for affirmation and authenticityLet’s come together to celebrate...

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Judges, Justice and The Criminal Legal System

By Rona AmiriIn 2015, an in Alberta told a young woman that she could have avoided rape by keeping her knees together.In 2015, acquitted a man for murder in the killing of Cindy Gladue, the trial was tainted by an incredible lack of knowledge of even the most basic...

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