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COVID-19 wave of violence against women shows EU countries still lack proper safeguards | EIGE

18/11/2020News
This article from the EU agency discusses its two new studies assessing measures Member States took to protect women during the pandemic and the need for further support.  
Global - femicide

The invisible pandemic: domestic violence within EU borders

11/06/2020News
This article on the London School of Economics blog examines how the COVID-19 pandemic has brought further awareness to violence against women and questions why EU member states have still not dealt with flagrant structural gendered inequalities in their countries.  

CFOJA Statement Concerning the Nova Scotia Mass Killings

23/04/2020Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
This statement by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability (CFOJA) addresses the violent killings of at least 22 women and men by a lone male, armed with guns, on April 18th and 19th 2020, across multiple communities in rural Nova Scotia. The...
Switzerland - femicide

2016 original call for national Femicide Watches | UN SRVAW

23/09/2016Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
In her September 2016 report to the UNGA, the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global, national and regional levels of a “femicide watch” and observatories on violence against...

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...