Working Together to Prevent and Address Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Issued on behalf of parties named below

OTTAWAFeb. 28, 2015 /CNW/ – Indigenous families and leaders, Premiers, provincial and territorial Ministers and representatives and Ministers from the Government of Canada met yesterday in Ottawa on needed action to prevent and address violence against Indigenous women and girls.

Indigenous women and girls are three times more likely to be victims of violence than non-Indigenous women.   In May 2014, the RCMP released a National Operational Overview on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women.  The research identified 1,181 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canadian police databases between 1980 and 2012; of those 1,017 were murdered, and there are 164 investigations of missing Aboriginal women dating back to 1952….

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