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Article: The Conversation
Montréal Massacre anniversary: The media must play a key role in fighting femicide
written by various contributors working for the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability
When we reflect on acts of sex/gender-based violence like we marked the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women on December 6, we must consider how we can prevent extreme forms of violence against women and girls (cisgender and transgender) from happening in the future. The authors of this article postulate that the media plays a key part, from the way articles covering specific acts of gender-based violence are framed and connected to broader issues to more generalized stories that educate the public and bring increased awareness.
Researcher’s Work Celebrated with National Innovation Award
written by Adam Laskaris
Dr. Moneca Sinclaire is an Outreach Coordinator with a digital health initiative phone app called COVID-19 Indigenous. Dr. Sinclaire and other Indigenous researchers and partner organizations developed an application that helps Indigenous community leaders learn about the health and well-being of community members. This app is significant because it gives Indigenous communities and leaders sovereignty over their own data and enables them to have autonomy over their own community health decisions.