Ending Violence Blog

Via our award winning blog Battered Women’s Support Services provides education and advocacy as we work towards the elimination of violence.
Power and Control Wheel: Economic or Financial Abuse

Power and Control Wheel: Economic or Financial Abuse

BWSS Briefing Note: Economic Abuse Awareness Day The Province of British Columbia has proclaimed Saturday, November 26th, 2022, as Domestic Economic Abuse Awareness Day. BWSS is pleased to hear that the BC government is observing Domestic Economic Abuse Awareness Day...

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Woman, Life, Freedom

Woman, Life, Freedom

BWSS stands with the women and girls of Iran and East Kurdistan who are leading the “Woman, Life, Freedom” revolutionary movement to fight for liberation from the Iranian governments’ brutal Islamic regime. We hold in our hearts the women and girls who are risking...

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Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

November is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we are highlighting Intimate Partner Sexual Violence What is intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV)? Intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) is any form of sexual assault that takes place within an intimate...

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Resource Card for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Resource Card for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we have updated our Safety Resource Card – a comprehensive, easy to understand guide to finding help for women, transfeminine and women with trans experience who are concerned about intimate partner, domestic or sexualized...

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BWSS Legal Services and Advocacy team is growing

BWSS Legal Services and Advocacy team is growing

BWSS Legal Services and Advocacy team is growing Established in 1979, BWSS – Battered Women’s Support Services takes action to end gender-based violence through community-based interventions, support services, legal and systemic advocacy, education and training,...

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Canada Must Ratify the Belém do Pará Convention

Canada Must Ratify the Belém do Pará Convention

The federal government is current seeking input from organizations on the issue of whether Canada should move forward with accession to the Belém do Pará Convention. Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) was contacted by the federal government this month to consult...

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A Conversation Every Doctor Should be Prepared For

A Conversation Every Doctor Should be Prepared For

Violence against girls and women is often not included in discussions of women’s health; it is considered a social issue, not a medical issue. 1 in 5 women make their first disclosure of violence in an intimate relationship to their general practitioner. So how do...

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