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National ‘Observatory’ to Focus on Violence Against Women, Femicide

A new initiative studying femicide cases in Canada has just been launched out of the University of Guelph. The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability is an initiative of U of G’s Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence, headed by sociology professor Myrna Dawson.

The observatory will track femicide cases, mobilize and share research, and analyze media reports and court cases to gauge societal messages and norms about femicide.

Researchers will work with an expert advisory panel with representatives from across the country and drawn from various groups, including EVA BC’s Executive Director Tracy Porteous.

University of Guelph News Article: National ‘Observatory’ to Focus on Violence Against Women, Femicide

Exchange Magazine Article: National ‘Observatory’ to Focus on Violence Against Women, Femicide

Press release: CFOJA_PRESS RELEASE