CFOJA in the News

CFOJA in the News

Since the launch of the CFOJA on December 6, 2017, its research, advocacy, and activities have been in the news frequently related to the killings of women and girls in Canada. We thank the many CFOJA expert panel members and partners who help to respond to these requests which have increased over time.

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December 6, 2021
The scourge of femicide

December 4, 2021
U of G professor leading the way in helping shine a light on femicide

December 2, 2021
National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women 2021

November 26, 2021
Killings of women, girls rise in 2021

November 25, 2021
Femicides are on the rise, inflamed by the pandemic, data show
Killings of women and girls up again in Canada in 2021 as researchers point to pandemic stresses

November 24, 2021
Organizations warned of deadly upward trend in femicide at pandemic's onset. New data confirms their predictions

July 20, 2021
Winnipeg gym owner charged for threats again feminists, police

July 22, 2021
More women and girls were killed during the pandemic-mostly by men

June 11, 2021
The story of Darian Henderson-Bellman

May 17, 2021
‘A murder is not a private crime’: How Ontario police secrecy is leaving more victims nameless

April 21, 2021
She was Toronto’s homicide No. 70 of 2019. We only found out after her husband died of COVID-19 in jail
Murder of 75-year-woman in 2019 never publicly reported by Toronto police

April 3, 2021
Women’s police stations help prevent violence against women, so why are they not everywhere?

March 17, 2021
At least 160 women and girls were killed in Canada last year, nearly all by men, report says

March 24, 2021
21-year-old Montreal woman dies following alleged attack by her boyfriend

March 18, 2021
Men responsible for majority of women killed

March 17, 2021
Canada saw an increase in killings of women and girls in 2020, report finds

December 6, 2019
Femicide numbers not getting lower, 2019 report shows

December 19, 2019
Woman or girl killed every 3 days in Canada, U of Guelph study finds

October 7, 2019
OPP's gender-neutral policy sets back reporting on violence against women

September 29, 2019
Why isn’t violence against women an election issue?
How much did feminist Trudeau move the needle on gender equality?

September 27, 2019
Researchers, advocates argue OPP gender rule change will blur understanding of crimes against women
More women seeking help from YWCA

September 26, 2019
Inside the terrifying, violent world of incel subculture
Study: Domestic homicide in Canada averages 70 deaths per year

September 24, 2019
Researchers, advocates argue OPP gender rule change will blur understanding of crimes against women

September 19, 2019
Canada’s Domestic Violence Crisis

August 19, 2019
In counting domestic-violence deaths, Canada’s jumble of rules, record-keeping doesn’t add up

August 17, 2019
After a grisly murder-suicide, a small Ontario town looks back at missed signs of dangerous obsession

August 8, 2019
Maryam Monsef on the violence against women and girls’ Julcrisis

July 30, 2019
Annual fundraiser honours murdered women in Peel

June 10, 2019
Report Finds Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada at Genocide Levels

June 6, 2019
‘A piece of paper that did nothing’: Advocates say protection orders are failing women in Canada

May 16, 2019
Prince Albert Safe Shelter for Women to Receive Brand New Beds from Sleep Country

May 15, 2019
I didn’t know Aimee Quitevis before her husband murdered her in Toronto in 1998

May 10, 2019
Victim's family says justice not served: Former neurosurgeon to serve 14 years before being eligible for parole in wife's murder

May 9, 2019
Mohammed Shamji sentenced to life in prison for killing Dr. Elana Fric-Shamji, his wife and a prominent Toronto doctor

May 1, 2019
Shocking femicide stats worry Gillian’s Place

April 25, 2019
Saskatoon police to decide on future of constable who pleaded guilty to sexual assault

April 18, 2019
The Biggest Lessons From Dr. Elana Fric’s Life And Tragic Murder

April 16, 2019
How Nadia El-Dib's murder is inspiring hope, one year later

April 15, 2019
The biggest lessons from Dr. Elana Fric’s life and tragic murder

March 8, 2019
Canadian media not connecting the dots on femicide

March 3, 2019
OPINION: Murderer’s parole is a symptom of much larger problem

February 10, 2019
Every day, this Hamilton mother posts a tribute to her murdered daughter on Facebook

February 5, 2019
Nunavut leads Canada in femicide, says report
Report: N.B.'s female violent death rate third-highest in 2018

February 4, 2019
What P.E.I. can learn from the new femicide report

January 31, 2019
Sask. women's violent deaths part of new national report on femicide
Manitoba's femicide rate second only to New Brunswick
Report shines light on femicide rates: Indigenous women and those living in rural or remote communities found to be especially vulnerable
A woman or girl killed every 2.5 days in Canada: report 

January 30, 2019
New report puts faces to names of victims of femicide in Canada
A woman or girl killed every 2.5 days in Canada: report
Every 60 Hours A Woman or Girl Is Killed in Canada: Report
Woman or Girl Killed Every Other Day in Canada, Young Women at Greater Risk
Canada ignores national security threat posed by violence against women
Report stresses risks of violent death for Canadian women and girls

January 29, 2019
Woman or girl murdered every 2.5 days on average in Canada during 2018: femicide report

January 14, 2019
Canada still has a lot to do for women and refugees

January 7, 2019
Amid spike in GTA domestic homicides, experts call for action to address ‘crisis’

January 2, 2019
Alberta advocates and police underline ‘epidemic’ of domestic violence in the province


December 30, 2018
(Another) deadly year for Canadian women

December 21, 2018
Guelph prof-led study: 76% of domestic homicide victims are female

December 13, 2018
Surviving domestic abuse: Durham woman tells her story
Domestic homicide is predictable, preventable: report

December 11, 2018
New report on domestic violence documents 418 cases of domestic homicide involving 476 victims in Canada from 2010-2015

December 10, 2018
Report shows tragic patterns in domestic homicides

December 7, 2018
Family of Yonge St. van attack victim Anne Marie D’Amico launches foundation in her name

December 6, 2018
These Are the Heroes in the Fight to End Gender-Based Violence
Women in vulnerable demographics most at risk of domestic homicide, study finds
76% of Canada’s domestic homicide victims are female: study
Victims of domestic homicide are overwhelmingly women: study
Federal report finds 476 people died of domestic violence in Canada between 2010-2015
Manitoba domestic homicide rate highest among province
More than three quarters of Canada's domestic homicide victims were women: report
Sask. has second-highest number of rural domestic homicide victims
Homicide in Canada, by the numbers
Local research finds four 'vulnerable' groups at greater risk of domestic homicide
Report shows Manitoba has highest domestic homicide rate of provinces between 2010 and 2015
Women most at risk of domestic homicide, study finds
Indigenous peoples and immigrants more at risk of domestic violence in Canada, study says
Canada: 76 % des victimes d'homicides domestiques sont des femmes
Half of Canadians killed by domestic violence belong to vulnerable groups

Dec. 1, 2018
Shelter shortage leaves women at risk, Ottawa advocates say before march to end gender-based violence

November 15, 2018
Cobourg’s Cornerstone shelter struggling, demand for services reaching ‘historic rates’

Sept. 26, 2018
The Ontario Government Must Do More In The Fight For Gender Equality

August 29, 2018
No, Sex Dolls Won't Stop Future Incel Attacks

August 14, 2018
Police urged to end secrecy about murder-suicides

July 18, 2018
Homicide victim ID’ing policy in Regina to be discussed next week – in private

July 16, 2018
Withholding names keeps story ‘distant from reality’

July 11, 2018
At least 78 women in Canada killed by violence this year – in just 6 months

July 10, 2018
Group says 12 out of 78 women, girls killed across Canada in last six months were Indigenous

May 31, 2018
When parents kill: A look at Vancouver Island filicide cases and the minds behind them

May 5, 2018
Reports finds 57 Canadian women killed in first four months of 2018

May 1, 2018
‘One woman or girl every other day’: 57 women killed in Canada this year
57 women killed in Canada this year – experts link misogyny to femicide
Canadian femicide observatory says 57 women killed in past 4 months to femicide
Myrna Dawson addresses misogyny in the wake of the Yonge Street attack
57: That’s how many women have allegedly been killed in Canada so far in 2018

April 30, 2018
‘One woman or girl every other day’: 57 women killed in Canada this year

January 25, 2018
Investigating domestic violence, with an eye on prevention

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