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HIGHLIGHTS:

  • So far, in 2018, at least 57 females have been killed in Canada; that is one femicide victim every other day in this country.
  • Females of any age can be killed because they are female; victims range in age from two years to 94 years old.
  • Females are primarily killed by men with the greatest risk coming from current or former intimate partners; a significant proportion of these women are killed by men they were dating.
  • Indigenous girls and women continue to experience disproportionate rates of femicide in Canada. At least eight of the 57 victims were Indigenous women. Where information is known, this represents 19 percent of the victims; Indigenous women and girls account for only 4.9% of the population.