Operations

Why misogynistic killings need a public label | Myrna Dawson

27/04/2018Studies, Analyses, Reports
The Toronto van attack started a public discourse in Canada about misogynistic hate crimes, as the killer was a member of an online misogynistic movement. Myrna Dawson clarifies the link between misogyny and femicide, and shows that it occurs regularly.

Call It Femicide: Femicide in Canada 2018 | Canadian Femicide Observatory

01/01/2019Studies, Analyses, Reports
Must-read report by the new Canadian Femicide Observatory CFOJA. It includes data and statistics on femicide in Canada in 2018 (148 women and girls were killed by violence), based on media reports, while also covering past and ongoing work on femicide in Canada as well as current and emerging...
Brazil - femicide

Femicide: Narratives of Gender Crimes in Brazil | University Rio Grande do Sul

01/02/2010Studies, Analyses, Reports
Femicides are violent deaths of women resulting from power struggles between men and women. This was a qualitative study that used the tool of narratives to analyze police investigations of female homicides in Porto Alegre, in the years from 2006 to 2010.
Canada - femicide

Woman Killing: Intimate Femicide in Ontario 1974-1994 | Dawson, Gartner, Crawford

Studies, Analyses, Reports
This early paper on femicide, dating back to 1999, reviews major findings from the research about women killed by their intimate partners in Ontario.

1990-2015: 25 Years of Femicide in Ontario | OAITH

01/01/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
This report focuses specifically on the number of women and children murdered as a result of Intimate Partner Violence in Ontario.
Brazil - human rights

Killing of Rio de Janeiro Councilwoman Critical of Police Rattles Brazil | NYT

15/03/2018News
Marielle Franco, a Rio de Janeiro councilwoman, was killed after she denounced police brutality. Her killing shattered the cavalier attitude that prevails in much of this megacity in the face of rising violence.