Last week alone, in just the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area, five women were allegedly killed at the hands of an intimate partner. In fact, a moman is killed every five days, on average, by an intimate partner. This is very concerning since it is a largely underreported so our current statistics only scratch the surface.
News related to femicide
SOAN Professor, Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence and head of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, Dr. Myrna Dawson, is leading a new research centre at the U of G, which is drawing attention to the number of Canadian women and girls who are killed on a regular basis. According to Dr. Dawson, a stagering one woman or girl is killed every other day.