Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice & Accountability

Panels and Plenary
Violence and Society

The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) was established 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 overarching goal of the CFOJA is to establish a visible and national focus on femicide in Canada. In addition to remembering and honouring Canadian women and girls who become victims of femicide, the CFOJA conducts research on social and legal responses to femicide, focusing specifically on media and the criminal justice system, respectively. This panel features the work of Canadian experts on femicide who conduct research on femicide and are members of the founding CFOJA advisory panel.

Organizer: Myrna Dawson, University of Guelph