from We Count Femicide Because

In March 2024, a total of 9 femicides were reported in Ontario, including Jane Doe (age 38) in Thunder Bay who has now been identified by her family as Rachelle Starlette Ann Sakakeep (1985-2024). Since November 26, 2023, there have been 17 confirmed femicides in Ontario.

View the report for March here:

In 2021-2022, OAITH tracked a total of 52 femicides within media reports. OAITH’s Annual Femicide List will be released on November 25th, 2023.

Femicide is commonly defined as the intentional murder of women because they are women. OAITH’s femicide definition includes a gender-based killing of a woman, child, trans woman, 2-Spirited Person, or gender non-conforming individual where a man has been charged in relation to the death.

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