This season join the Circle of Strength

The Circle of Strength is a passionate and determined group of changemakers on a mission to end gender-based violence in our lifetime.

Believe in a world where gender violence is history

This season people like you, from all over Canada, are giving anything they can to prove how unstoppable we are when we work together.



Home Sweet Home

Every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.

For thousands of women and their children across Canada there is no “Home Sweet Home”. Five children in every Canadian school classroom have witnessed their mother being assaulted by their father-figure.

You Can Just Walk Away, Some Women Can’t

Please, Don’t Walk Away.

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25th 2018 was also the first day of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. Battered Women’s Support Services asked you to please, don’t walk away, give the gift of safety.


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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International Human Rights Day 2019

International Human Rights Day 2019

Today is International Human Rights Day will you donate $40 toward legal services and advocacy for women survivors of gender-based violence?Every day, all over Canada, women and girls continue to face violence and abuse in their homes, schools, workplaces, online, and...

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BWSS confidential location creates the space to do the important work of finding and securing safety. Confidentiality creates safety and safety changes everything.BWSS has developed innovative ways to protect the confidential information of women accessing our...

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#CallItFemicide 30 Years Later

#CallItFemicide 30 Years Later

Today, we commemorate December 6th the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.   BWSS commemorates the many...

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