In May 2023, a total of 3 confirmed femicides and 1 unconfirmed femicide were reported in Ontario.
View the report for May here: http://bit.ly/May2023Femicide
In 2021-2022, OAITH tracked a total of 52 femicides within media reports. Since November 26th, 2022, 24 femicides that have occurred within Ontario. These femicides often occur within the context of gender-based violence and continue to be most commonly perpetrated by a current or former intimate partner, a family member or another man known to the victim.
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.
Learn more: https://bit.ly/WeCountFemicideBecause
Media tips: https://bit.ly/FemicideReportingRecommendations