Dr. Myrna Dawson speaks at an event, while standing in front of a beige wall.
Dr. Myrna Dawson

Sociologist Dr. Myrna Dawson discussed calls to add femicide to the Criminal Code with The Globe and Mail.   

Dawson said the pandemic brought intimate-partner violence to the forefront, which likely helped the term “femicide” garner attention. She said official recognition of femicide will help to further public awareness. 

A professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dawson researches violence and society, violence against women and girls, homicide, violence prevention, public policy, and criminal justice. Dawson is the director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Legal Responses to Violence and the Canadian Femicide Observatory.