Media Release: Jenna Gazzola, April 2016

Media Release: April 25, 2016 Re: Murder of Jenna Gazzola

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, April 25, 2016 – Hamilton’s Woman Abuse Working Group is devastated and outraged by the recent murder of Jenna Gazzola (34) on Monday, April 18, 2016.

According to police, Jenna Gazzola was found dead inside her apartment. A male neighbour has been charged with first degree murder. No further details have been released at this time.

The Woman Abuse Working Group is mourning the tragic death of yet another woman in our community. This is the second femicide in Hamilton this week, and the third this year. Violence against women is a pandemic issue in Canada, and the killing of women is the most extreme form of gender-based violence. We all have a responsibility to end violence against women, in all its forms.

WAWG denounces all acts of violence, and in particular violence that is targeted towards women. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Jenna Gazzola.

WAWG is a coalition of more than twenty agencies in Hamilton, Ontario working to end violence against women and their children. If you, or someone you know, experience violence or abuse, there is help available.

Assaulted Women’s Helpline – 1-800-863-0511 (154 languages available) Fem’aide – 1-ana877-336-2433
Good Shepherd Martha House
Interval House of Hamilton
Mission Services - Inasmuch House
Native Women’s Centre – 905-664-1114

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For further information contact:

Natasha Dobler
WAWG Co-Chair
c/o Women’s Centre of Hamilton 905-522-0127 x204

Yolisa de Jager
WAWG Co-Chair
c/o Good Shepherd
Women’s Services 905-523-8766 x4227 


~WAWG is a coalition of over 20 community agencies working to end violence against women and children ~