In covering femicide, media have a leading role, not only in awareness and education generally, but in actively shaping the construction of attitudes and beliefs that can help prevention efforts.
Politicians who promise to reduce gender-based violence through tough-on-crime strategies are committing to strategies that haven’t been shown to actually prevent violence.
Based on tweets written by 735 candidates from Canada’s five major political parties, Indigenous issues are not on the national radar this election campaign. That’s both strange and short-sighted.
This Canada Day might be a good time for Canadians to think about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action that ask Canadians to reject European sovereignty over Indigenous lands and peoples.