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Derek Chauvin guilty of murder, manslaughter in death of George Floyd

Verdict met with relief, jubilation on streets of Minneapolis and across the U.S.

Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted Tuesday of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd, whom he pinned to the pavement, with his knee on the Black man's neck and back, in a case that touched off worldwide protests, violence and a furious re-examination of racism and policing in the U.S.

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March

Youth standing up against racism

“Youth standing up against racism” is the 2021 theme. It engages the public through #FightRacism, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination and calls on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. 

Violent deaths of women in Canada increased in 2020, study finds

Men caused more than 90% of violent deaths of women and girls in 2020, data says

As the world marks a year of COVID-19, researchers are calling out another pandemic that has ebbed and flowed for decades in this country: violence against women and girls.

In 2020 alone, 160 females were violently killed in Canada, according to a report published by the Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability (CFOJA) at the University of Guelph.

On average, that's one woman or girl killed every 2.5 days. 

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