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.
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Legal Services and Advocacy Program at BWSSFor 40 years, BWSS has provided legal advocacy for women survivors of violence. We receive over 11,000 requests for services annually; over 80% of these requests identify at least one legal issue which requires BWSS to...read more
BWSS initiative #SomeMenBreakMoreThanHearts is designed to raise awareness of violence against trans/women and non-binary folks in intimate relationships, and provide resource kit to family physicians throughout B.C. to help doctors better identify and respond to...read more
Joanna Chiu, Canadian journalist, recently shared an experience of witnessing sexual harassment on a flight via Twitter, sparking a discussion on the role of bystanders. You can read the full thread below which includes an excellent resource created by BWSS on what...read more