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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On December 12th, 2018 we came together at the BWSS My Sister's Closet Pop Up Shop celebrating community party to honour the ongoing action taken by our community to end gender based violence and wrap-up the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence 2018. It...read more
Self Defence: Exploring Women’s Use of Violence and When Battered Women are Arrested – We Remain Vigilant
For over a decade, at BWSS we have responded to arrests of survivors of intimate partner violence. In 2008, we became alarmed by the growing number of women who accessed our services who had been arrested for allegedly perpetrating domestic violence against their male...read more
BWSS is a Party with Standing at the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and has participated in all three phases of the Inquiry. On December 12, 2018 Summer-Rain Bentham, BWSS Manager Indigenous Women’s Program and Jennifer Mackie,...read more