A murder victim’s family is calling for more protection for the vulnerable women in our society.
Relatives of Cynthia Maas, one of the women 21-year-old Cody Alan Legebokoff is charged with killing, are asking for government to focus on strengthening the human rights of women.
In a statement released on Monday, October 17, the family asks journalists to not focus on Cynthia Maas’ lifestyle or gender, but instead on her brutal murder, and hopefully therefore help to prevent further injustices against vulnerable women in society.
The family describes Mass as a “victim of disability, ethnicity, class, gender … she is a poster child for vulnerability in our society.”
They then ask for better services for victims of violence, sufferers of mental health issues and addictions.
The family also questions the portrayal of many women who are victims of violence, saying the women are shown as “deserving of death.”
“Cindy had a right to live, to overcome her struggles, to become strong and to be the mother she wanted to be,” said the family.