By Gabrielle Provencher, Social Media Volunteer at WomanACT
On July 1st 2015, Suzan Aisha Jacob, 50, was discovered by police in her apartment with multiple stab wounds. She was taken to hospital where she died of her injuries. Juma Kuol, 49, is charged with second-degree murder. London Police have confirmed the victim and the accused of the fatal stabbing were not in a domestic relationship; however, they were known to each other, and considered themselves friends. Suzan left behind her 3 children.
A report from the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses (OAITH) remind us that while “predictors of lethality exist, utilizing tools such as safety planning, risk assessment and ongoing risk management can be life-saving and prioritize women’s safety". 
Special thanks to OAITH for putting together the Annual Femicide List. Since 1995 The Ontario Association of Interval and Transitional Housing began collecting the names of women, and their children, murdered by their intimate partners, as a way to remember victims, honour their lives and advocate for meaningful change.