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A recent inquest examined the deaths of Carol Culleton, Nathalie Warmerdam and Anastasia Kuzyk, and focused on the dynamics of gender-based violence. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Canada’s shadow pandemic: Femicide

A recent jury examining murders of women urged the federal government to add the term femicide and its definition to the Criminal Code.
A miner is silhouetted as he passes through a doorway in a mine shaft 100 feet below the surface at the Giant Mine near Yellowknife, N.W.T. in July, 2003. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Diamond mines are not a girl’s best friend — Podcast

In today’s episode, we hear from two women who talk about how diamond mines in the Northwest Territories have negatively impacted women and girls and perpetuated gender violence.
Francesco Solimena, Death of Messalina (about 1704/1712) The Getty

Ancient Rome didn’t have specific domestic violence legislation – but the laws they had give us a window into a world of abuse

A patchwork of Roman laws (including Rome’s complex murder laws) sought to address coercive and violent behaviour
The whole-life sentence metered out to Wayne Couzens can be seen as a sign that gendered violence is finally being taken as seriously as activists and mourners alike have demanded that it should. Guy Bell / Alamy Stock Photo

Wayne Couzens: Sarah Everard’s killer is appealing his whole-life sentence – what does that mean?

Whole-life sentences are rarely handed down in the UK. Recent instances of their use point to gendered violence finally being taken more seriously.

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