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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Battered Women’s Support Services responds to over 11,000 requests for services annually. Many women who experience violence are mothers. As many as 1 in 4 women experience physical and/or sexual violence during pregnancy which increases the likelihood of having a...read more
On May 9, 2018, Battered Women's Support Services hosted a very special evening for a passing of the quilt celebration at My Sister's Closet (MSC). MSC social enterprise of BWSS, received a generous donation of fabric and worked with a team of quilters led by Bobbie...read more
It's been nearly 30 years since the Montreal Massacre at École Polytechnique in 1989, when 14 women were killed at the school. The shooter yelled: "I hate feminists!" before he began shooting. In 2014, six people were shot and killed on a California university campus...read more