CFOJA in the news

Since the launch of the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) on December 6, 2017, the work by the CFOJA and its expert panel members has been frequently in the news related to the killings of women and girls in Canada.

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    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
    More women seeking help from YWCA


    September 26, 2019
    Inside the terrifying, violent world of incel subculture


    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 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 1, 2019
    Shocking femicide stats worry Gillian’s Place


    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


    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


    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 13, 2018
    Surviving domestic abuse: Durham woman tells her story


    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


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


    May 1, 2018
    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


    November 28, 2017
    New U of G research centre focused on women, girls killed in Canada

    National observatory to focus on violence against women


    November 25, 2017
    The domestic murders in Renfrew County are not an anomaly


    November 23, 2017
    UN publication focuses on abuse, femicide of older women



    July 15, 2018
    Everyday terrorism: A woman or girl is killed every other day in Canada (Myrna Dawson)


    April 29, 2018
    Canada needs national agency to review domestic homicides and violence (Elizabeth Sheehy and Isabel Grant)


    April 27, 2018
    Why misogynistic killings need a public label (Myrna Dawson)