The Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability(CFOJA)
is the sole Canadian initiative responding to the United Nations call to establish femicide observatories
to more comprehensively and accurately document gender-related killings of women and girls or ‘femicide’. The CFOJA mandate is to establish a visible and national focus on femicide in Canada
by: (1) documenting femicides as they occur in Canada; and, (2) monitoring state, legal and social responses to these killings. This is the CFOJA’s inaugural one-year report focusing on women and
girls killed by violence in Canada from January 1 to December 31, 2018.