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2019 Femicide List #30YearsAnd Still Counting

#30YearsAndStillCounting As of 2019 we know of more than 780 Femicides over the past 30 years in Ontario. We work to ensure that we remember the lives lost, bring attention to the violence women experience, and take action to move our list to zero.

Please visit our Femicide Section to review the 2018-2019 Annual Ontario Femicide List

FEMICIDE is commonly defined as the intentional murder of women because they are women. Broader definitions can include any killings of women or girls. The following list has attempted to include women or girls who were killed by a male who was either their intimate partner, a family member, known to them, or in some cases unknown but still targeted. This list includes women killed in Ontario and is based on media reports and other available sources. This means there may be errors or omissions. This list is partial.

OAITH reviews and analyzes hundreds of media articles every year that report and often sensaltionalize the violence women endure by men. These men are mainly current or former intimate partners and can also include fathers, sons, nephews. More broadly it can include other men closely known to them, and in some cases relationship to the victim is not released, but the gendered nature would indicate a Femicide has occurred.

OUR WORK on Femicide includes women and in some cases children, who’ve been murdered by men in Ontario. In 1995 OAITH began publishing an Annual Femicide List. Since 1990 we are aware of over 780 who’ve lost their life to men’s violence. Every year we release our Annual Femicide List based on media reporting of women murdered by men in Ontario. Our work on Femicide Reporting is done in partnership with Dr. Mavis Morton University of Guelph. Remembering the lives of these women wouldn’t be possible without the support of the students taking SOC 4030 F18 Advanced Topics in Criminology. We greatly appreciate their commitment and care in ensuring these femicides and acts of horrific violence are not forgotten