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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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Do you remember where you were on December 6th 1989?

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 ways in which women experience...

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Healthy boundaries = Happy me!

Healthy Boundaries Workshop   Are my boundaries firm? Do I know when I’m unsafe? Are my relationships healthy? Can I find calm within myself? Are my needs getting met?   Establishing safety and creating healthy boundaries is a free workshop for self–identified women...

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