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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...

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...

A Deadly Politics of Wealth: Femicide in India | openDemocracy

02/08/2016Studies, Analyses, Reports
Census data shows that poverty and illiteracy are not key factors in India’s female genocide as many assume. The survival of girls is determined by a patriarchal politics of wealth control.
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.
Brazil - VAW

Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

07/12/2016Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).