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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Social Justice and the Law

Social Justice and the Law

At BWSS we have a long history of engagement with social justice through the law. Our work involves us thinking critically and analytically about the ways in which gender-based violence interfaces with various areas of law and to what extent survivors can achieve...

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Thank you for commemorating with us!

Thank you for commemorating with us!

On November 25, 2019, over 1,000 people in our community came together commemoration of International Day for the Elimination of Gender-Based Violence and BWSS 40th anniversary. There could be no better way to honour BWSS 40-year history. With our community, we...

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A Review of Battered Women’s Support Services Forty Years Commemoration EventOrpheum Theatre, Vancouver BCNovember 25, 2019By Dr. Michelle La FlammeOften in front-line social justice work, people are all too busy doing the work to take time to breathe and look at what...

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