BWSS special projects

We are passionate about ending violence against women and girls in our lifetime. Here are some of our past special projects for International Women’s Day, Violence Prevention Week, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and more.

It takes everything we’ve got to be free from violence. And YOU!

Let’s all recognize the signs.

November 25, 2021, for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and for the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based Violence and beyond—BWSS called for us all to recognize the signs and learn the skills to assist, to be safe, approachable, and non-judgmental empowered bystanders.

BWSS special project: It takes everything we've got to be free from violence
Let’s all Recognize the Signs

It takes everything we’ve got to be free from violence. And YOU!

Let’s all recognize the signs.

November 25, 2021, for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and for the 16 Days of Activism to end Gender-based Violence and beyond—BWSS called for us all to recognize the signs and learn the skills to assist, to be safe, approachable, and non-judgmental empowered bystanders.

BWSS special project:  Frontline 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
 

#PreventionOfViolenceAgainstWomenWeek

We’re on the Frontline 24/7

2021 has been one of the most deadly years for women and girls, and it’s only April.

April 11-17 2021 for Prevention of Violence Against Women Week, BWSS stays on the frontline to end gender-based violence, support survivors, and fight for systemic change.

This Timeline is a Lifeline

As COVID-19 continued to strain the health system, rising cases of domestic violence put women and their children in immediate danger. The UN reported that critical services to support women such as shelters, helplines, and support centres reached capacity.

We created this public service announcement (PSA) to highlight the COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic on November 25 2020 to mark the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

This Timeline is a Lifeline

As COVID-19 continued to strain the health system, rising cases of domestic violence put women and their children in immediate danger. The UN reported that critical services to support women such as shelters, helplines, and support centres reached capacity.

We created this public service announcement (PSA) to highlight the COVID-19 Shadow Pandemic on November 25 2021 to mark the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence.

BWSS special project: Home Sweet Home
 

#SafetyChangesEverything

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.

BWSS special project: bus shelter ad
 

#DontWalkAway

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.

Together, we can make a real change in the lives of women and girls in our community

100% of your donation supports ending violence against women and girls. Because safety changes everything.

March 8th is International Women’s Day

In 2018, we asked you to commit to #KNOWMORE

After studying decades of domestic violence deaths, Battered Women’s Support Services has found that the vast majority of women who died were not connected to a community advocate. We asked the BC and Federal governments to invest more in community-based support services.

 

#KnowMore

March 8th is International Women’s Day

In 2018, we asked you to commit to #KNOWMORE

After studying decades of domestic violence deaths, Battered Women’s Support Services has found that the vast majority of women who died were not connected to a community advocate. We asked the BC and Federal governments to invest more in community-based support services.

 

#SafetyChangesEverything

Prevention of Violence Against Women Week

Each year we commemorate Prevention of Violence Against Women Week held in April.

During Prevention of Violence Against Women Week we engage our on and offline communities in violence prevention by remembering we all have a role to play in preventing violence against girls and women as individuals, in our relationships, in our community, and in society.

Every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. BWSS is working to change that.