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.
BWSS Observes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

BWSS Observes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On September 30, people in so-called Canada will be commemorating the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Also known as Orange Shirt Day, the day is an opportunity to reflect upon the atrocities of the residential school system, honour the survivors of...

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We’re Celebrating $51,701.20

We’re Celebrating $51,701.20

Together, we did it!  With your support and generosity, we've surpassed our fundraising goal of $50,000 for our Sweat to Support Survivors Summer 2022 Challenge and we have now raised $51,701.20! There is still time to continue to fundraise in support of survivors,...

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I know a girl

I know a girl

We often consider violence in adult or college age relationships, and we don’t consider youth 15 and under. Back to school is an opportunity to highlight violence against girls and the actions we can take to support girls.1 in 3 youth (grade 9-10) report adolescent...

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Towards a Violence-Free Canada

Towards a Violence-Free Canada

BWSS supports the Standing Committee on the Status of Women Report: “Towards a Violence-Free Canada” The House of Commons Standing Committee on the Status of Women has released a new report, “Towards a Violence-Free Canada: Addressing and Eliminating Intimate Partner...

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CBC interviews Angela Marie MacDougall regarding Win Butler

CBC interviews Angela Marie MacDougall regarding Win Butler

Our Executive Director, Angela Marie MacDougall, was on CBC's On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko this past August 29, 2022. Angela was interviewed about recent accusations of sexual misconduct against Arcade Fire front man Win Butler has been by 4 people and the...

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BWSS Stands With Dawn Walker #StandWithDawn

BWSS Stands With Dawn Walker #StandWithDawn

Battered Women Support Services joins a large network of Indigenous organizations and leaders in extending our full support to Ms. Dawn Walker. Dawn Walker is currently jailed in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. We are completely outraged and disappointed that Crown Counsel...

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Support Groups at BWSS – Autumn 2022

Support Groups at BWSS – Autumn 2022

Isolation from friends, family, community support, and resources is used by abusive partners to cut off survivors from support networks as a power and control mechanism. Support groups have the power to provide emotional support, and education, challenge systemic...

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Sexual Violence on Campus

Sexual Violence on Campus

The prevalence of sexual assault in post-secondary settings is a serious issue. Statistics Canada reported that around one in 10 students who identify as women were sexually assaulted in a post-secondary environment in 2019. Across the country, thousands of students...

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