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.
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