Safety Changes Everything

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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And Still We Rise

Forty years later, BWSS remains committed to ending gender-based violence through our direct services, education and training, advocacy and push for institutional and systemic reform. Our 40th year is a time for reflection, commemoration and acknowledgement of the...

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#Run4BWSS, Because Safety Changes Everything!

For 40 years BWSS has provided a safe, welcoming space for trans/women and femmes who have experienced gender based violence. Let's raise $40,000 in the Scotiabank Half-Marathon and 5K in support of the work that happens every day at BWSS. Join the...

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