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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.


We are working to change that. Here’s how:

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Black Women’s Program September 2018 Workshops

I am Beautiful I am Powerful I am Magical I am Female I am Black I am who I say I am, not who they tell me I am.   Black woman as a matter of course, have been a told 1,001 ways what we are NOT. We are not special, we are not valuable, we are not beautiful, we are not...

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Healing After You Leave an Abusive Partner

Leaving an intimate partner who is abusive can be one of the hardest things a person does. But after they are out of your life, many times, you may experience feelings of depression, guilt, anger, loss and sadness. There is no right way to feel or heal after you leave...

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) commemorates International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, today, August 9, 2018. The theme set by the UN this year is, Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement “as a result of loss of their lands, territories and...

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