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The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) began documenting killings of women and girls in Canada in 2018 and, so far, over 850 women and girls have lost their lives, mostly at the hands of men.
The new report, #CallItFemicide: Understanding sex/gender-related killings of women and girls in Canada, 2018- 2022, details what the CFOJA has learned about femicide in our country. An infographic summarizing these findings is available here.
The CFOJA was established on December 6, 2017 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 gender-related killings of women by collecting, analyzing and reviewing data on femicides with the aim of prevention.
The CFOJA is a partnership of advocates and researchers from across Canada, who bring expertise from different communities and areas of work related to the prevention of gender-based violence. PATHS’ Executive Director Jo-Anne Dusel and Director of Research and Communications Crystal Giesbrecht are members of the CFOJA’s Expert Advisory Panel.