Thursday September 17, 2015

Domestic violence review should include family killings, Farrah Khan

Family violence is not a part of the death review process. Farrah Khan of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative clinic says without the framework for determining who is high-risk, frontline workers have a difficult time determining exactly what should be done.

Family violence is not a part of the death review process. Farrah Khan of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative clinic says without the framework for determining who is high-risk, frontline workers have a difficult time determining exactly what should be done. (dualdflipflop/flickr cc)

Listen 7:54

Last Friday, we heard from the sister of Shirley Parkinson, a Saskatchewan woman who was killed by her husband of 27-years. And now her siblings are demanding that the province treat deaths such as Shirley's differently in the hopes of preventing further tragedies. 

In our segment we also pointed to Ontario's mandate to review all deaths related to domestic violence.

After the program aired we received an email from a listener who works to address violence against women in Ontario. She praised the effect that this death review process has had but hopes that it will be expanded to include other cases of domestic abuse.

Farrah Khan works for the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative clinic in Toronto.


This segment was produced by The Current's Leif Zapf-Gilje.