Women Seeking Justice

Law Reform: Violence Against Women and The Law

At Battered Women’s Support Services we provide legal advocacy resources and services to assist women to navigate through the legal systems, by assisting women identify legal issues, prioritize legal needs, choose realistic, fair, and legal solutions, providing information on process, legislation, and the role of different players, assisting women to access lawyers or pro bono legal advice, assisting women strategize to build their case and assisting women tips for their own legal research and self advocacy.
 

The virtual elimination of legal aid and complicated acceptance process has meant the more and more women are having to self represent in civil and family law cases.

 
Additionally, with the increases in women being arrested for allegedly perpetrating domestic violence against their partners has meant women are more and more in need of legal information, support and advocacy.

 

At Battered Women’s Support Services we are continuing to provide that information, support and advocacy while seeking systemic change through policy and systemic advocacy.
Every week a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner. BWSS is working to change that.