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‘Shadow pandemic’ of femicide looms, experts warn as Canada prepares to reopen

COVID-19, Canada is slowly reopening. But experts say another pandemic, of femicide and domestic violence, has been quietly raging across the country.The proof is in the reports.

Preliminary findings from the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability’s (CFOJA) mid-year report found 92 women and girls were killed, mostly by men, between January and June of this year.Femicide is the killing of a girl or woman because of their gender. Men were identified as the accused in 79 out of 92 killings in the first half of 2021.Indigenous women were over-represented in this year’s report, making up 12 per cent of femicide victims, despite comprising just 5 per cent of Canada’s overall population.

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COVID-19, Canada is slowly reopening. But experts say another pandemic, of femicide and domestic violence, has been quietly raging across the country.The proof is in the reports.
COVID-19 vaccination rate in all of Ontario.Over 76 per cent of the residents of the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of July 17. Another 58.6 per cent were fully immunized against the disease on that day, according to data from Public Health Ontario.

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