Reports & Resources

BWSS has a growing collection of resources and publications including handouts for any woman dealing with abuse, articles on related issues, BWSS pamphlets, reports detailing our anti-violence activities and our newsletter Women Making Waves.

Violence against Women, Children and the Law

On January 26, 2018, 80 people representing government, legal services, front line organizations, women’s groups, and women dealing with violence against women and the law attended Women Seeking Safety: Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) forum on violence against women, their children and the law. The forum is a continuation of our ongoing work with women victims of violence looking at systemic change, lethality/assessments and recommendations when it comes to the law. Read the full story of the forum here.

Following are hard copy reports of the panel member’s presentations:

Information on Abuse

What is Violence Against Women? The United Nations defines violence against women as “Any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or mental harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

Engaging Immigrant Women Reports
Translated Resources
Women Making Waves
BWSS in the Media

Battered Women’s Support Services provides advocacy to assist all battered women in its aim to work towards the elimination of violence and to work from a feminist perspective that promotes equality for all women. Part of that advocacy work is evident in our media appearances.

You can help us continue to offer life saving services

Because of people like you over 11,000 girls and boys are living free from witnessing their mother’s abuse today.

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