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Vigil in Guelph for Montreal massacre anniversary to focus on ‘femicide

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OPINION | Intersectional approach needed to end gender-based violence and femicide: Negative attitudes such as homophobia, ableism, xenophobia and HIV stigma are some of the main barriers to achieving gender equity

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Shanquella Robinson's death is being investigated as a femicide, a crime that only 16 countries recognize despite gender-based violence being a global issue

OPINION | Intersectional approach needed to end gender-based violence and femicide - Negative attitudes such as homophobia, ableism, xenophobia and HIV stigma are some of the main barriers to achieving gender equity

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Shanquella Robinson's death is officially being investigated by Mexican authorities as a femicide — a form of gender-based violence that's seen as a hate crime internationally.

Femicide is the most extreme form of gender-based violence (GBV) and is defined as the "intentional murder of women because they are women."

Femicide is an unfamiliar term for many in the United States as this gender-motivated crime has not been defined by US legislation despite being a global issue.

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5 every hour. 😢That's how many women and girls are killed by someone in their own family. Let's stop this clock & take action to end violence against women & girls NOW. 👉 Find out more in this new report on femicide: #16Days  @UNODC 

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This is the powerful speech by a mother who lost her 19-year-old daughter to femicide in Mexico.

More than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by their intimate partner or a family member. Femicide and other forms of gender-based violence are not inevitable. They can and must be prevented. More in new @UN_Women  & @UNODC  report:

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"I'm a mother whose daughter was murdered ... and I've had enough of this bullsh*t." This mother lost her 19-year-old daughter to femicide in Mexico and she's demanding justice.

Mexico arrested 4 police for killing a Salvadoran woman by holding a knee on her back. An autopsy said they broke her neck. They face femicide charges and 50 yrs in prison. #VictoriaEsperanzaSalazar , a mom of 2, had refugee status: "She left for a better future for the girls."

Fuck Patriarchy Stop Femicide

Femicide in South Africa is five times higher than the Global average. Every three hours a woman is murdered, one in four women will be sexually assaulted and raped. WARNING: This article contains content of a sensitive nature | @arts24_sa 

"Nothing to see here. Just one more victim of femicide in Mexico."

Domestic abuse cases have spiked in Latin America as #COVID19  lockdowns confine people to their homes. ▪️ Femicide has doubled in Argentina ▪️ 45%⬆️in violence against women cases in Brazil’s São Paulo state ▪️ 70%⬆️in domestic abuse calls during 1st weekend of Chile’s lockdown

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Puerto Rican women protested for days outside the governor’s mansion to demand action on femicide and gender-based violence

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