Mayor and Women in Crisis Staff Launch 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence

For most of us, home has been a refuge during the pandemic, our new multifaceted, multiuse area for work, play, school and living, but then there are people for whom home is a scary, dangerous place. Those people were top of mind at Thursday’s flag raising at City Hall to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and to launch 16 days of action including the commemoration of December 6. Continue reading “Mayor and Women in Crisis Staff Launch 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence”

Femicide Rates in Canada Hold Steady, According to U of G Office

Every two-and-a-half days in Canada, a woman or girl is killed, and that’s a “persistently stable” rate of murder. That means it hasn’t changed since the University of Guelph’s Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) started monitoring the situation three years ago. In their third annual report, the CFOJA noted that despite the pandemic, or because of it, femicide rates remain unchanged in our country. Continue reading “Femicide Rates in Canada Hold Steady, According to U of G Office”