BWSS 40 Years Later

Join us at The Orpheum Theatre on November 25, 2019, the International Day for the Elimination of Gender Violence for a carefully assembled program and screening of BWSS 40 Years Later documentary.



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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We brought a startling statistic to the streets of Vancouver.

We brought a startling statistic to the streets of Vancouver.

In the run-up to the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, BWSS is drawing attention to the need for better survivor support by bringing a startling statistic to life across Vancouver.BWSS has been sparking conversations across the city with a poster of a...

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The Journey Continues…

The Journey Continues… 1979, thousands of survivors have benefited from BWSS crisis line, support groups, counselling, legal advocacy and training.  Every day, those living with violence and fear for the future for themselves and their children call or come...

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