Remembering Women and Girls Killed by Violence
Remembering Women and Girls Killed by Violence
Remembering Women and Girls Killed by Violence
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Femicide Handbook
Femicide Handbook
The Routledge International Handbook on Femicide and Feminicide
Edited by: Myrna Dawson , Saide Mobayed Vega
This volume explores in depth femicide and feminicide, bringing together our current knowledge on this phenomenon and its prevention.
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We need to raise our voices and demand justice for the victims of femicide. We need to challenge the culture of misogyny and impunity that allows these crimes to happen. We need to support the survivors and their families who are left behind.

That's why we created this collection of social media images that you can share with your friends and followers. Each image has a powerful message that exposes the reality of femicide and calls for action. By sharing these images, you can help spread awareness and solidarity with the women who are fighting for their lives and rights.

To share an image, just click on it to download and share to your social media platform. Remember to use the #CallItFemicide tag to join the global campaign against this horrific form of violence.
Together, we can make a difference and end femicide once and for all.

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What is Femicide?

The definitions vary across disciplines and world regions, but it broadly captures the killings of women and girls because of their sex or gender.

Remember Me

Beginning in 2018, the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability remembers all women and girls in Canada killed by violence.

Our Research

Femicide prevention requires research which can continue to inform how society responds to male violence against women and girls.

Femicide and the Law

Learn from international and national research examining law’s response to femicide, including innovative legislation and policies.

Femicide and the Media

Learn from international and national research examining how media can be used for the primary prevention of femicide.

Femicide Prevention

Understand what it means to say that femicide is a public health issue because no single factor is responsible for femicide.

Remembering Women and Girls Killed by Violence in Canada


Women and Girls Killed
By Violence in 2024

Femicide is Preventable


Femicide is increasingly recognized as a global, widespread, and persistent human rights’ violation.

The way in which nation states or governments respond to femicide has become the focus of international attention because no country is free from this type of violence.

And Canada is no exception.

The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) was established in response to a call for action from the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences for countries to document sex/gender-related killings of women by collecting, analyzing, and reviewing data on femicides with the aim of prevention.

In Canada, we know that:

  • One woman or girl is killed every other day, on average, somewhere in our country, mostly by men.
  • A woman is killed by her male partner, on average, once a week.
  • Some groups of women and girls are disproportionately impacted by femicide, depending on where they live in Canada, or because of their race, religion, sexuality, ability, and/or age.

Various other forms of discrimination and oppression such as poverty and/or housing precarity increase the marginalization of women and girls by society and, in turn, their vulnerability to violence, including femicide, in various contexts.

Women’s experiences of oppression and inequalities as well as outdated and negative attitudes, beliefs, and stereotypes about gender norms and violence perpetrated against them help to perpetuate and maintain practices that are harmful to women and girls.

The overarching goal of the CFOJA is to establish a visible and national focus on femicide in Canada and globally. While not all killings of women and girls are femicide, most of them are as demonstrated by the presence of sex- or gender-related motives and indicators.

In addition to ensuring their killings are counted and remembering all women and girls who are killed by violence, the CFOJA examines patterns in femicide over time, seeks to better identify factors indicative of femicide, and conducts research on social and legal responses to femicide, primarily represented by the media and the criminal justice system, respectively.

By confronting stereotypes and biases about violence against women and girls, including femicide, our goal is to empower girls and young women and promote their sex/gender equality overall.

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