Femicide Researcher Makes Headlines On Woman’s Unreported Murder

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Dr. Myrna Dawson

Sociology professor Dr. Myrna Dawson spoke to the Toronto Star about why a Toronto woman’s murder was publicly revealed only after her husband’s death.

The failure to publicly disclose the homicide meant that the woman’s murder was not counted by advocacy groups that track femicides each year in Canada, including U of G’s Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability.

Dawson noted that inconsistent and incomplete information from police hampers violence prevention research and renders many intimate-partner femicides invisible.

“All victims’ lives matter, as do their deaths.” she commented.

CTV News Toronto also covered the incident.