According to the CBC, femicide is the killing of women or girls because they are female. According to a report published by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability, 160 women and girls were victims of femicide in Canada in 2020, compared to 146 in 2019.
In 90 percent of cases where the accused was identified, the accused was male. Meanwhile, indigenous women and girls made up more than one in five victims killed by a male accused. In cases where the relationship between the victim and accused was known, 41 percent involved a current or former intimate partner, the report found.
What role can the community and church have in responding to domestic violence and violence against women? This webinar will look at up-to-date research findings regarding violence against women and appropriate responses to these crimes. We will also discuss topics of power differentials, clergy misconduct, and sexual harassment and the differences between men and women when dealing with violence against adults.