Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
This webpage is a centralized hub for resources related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) from organizations across British Columbia, as well as key national and international research. We will continue to update this webpage as further resources become available.
Gender-related Homicide of Women and Girls in Canada
Between 2011 and 2021, police reported 1,125 gender-related homicides of women and girls in Canada. Of these homicides, two-thirds (66%) were perpetrated by an intimate partner, 28% a family member, 5% a friend or acquaintance and the remaining 1% a stranger. While the rate of gender-related homicide of women and girls has generally declined since 2001, there was a 14% increase between 2020 and 2021, marking the highest rate recorded since 2017.