Stolen Sisters: 500 Aboriginal Women are Missing or Dead

Over the past three decades, some 500 Aboriginal women have disappeared or been murdered in Canada. A 2004 Amnesty International Report documented the systemic killing of indigenous women in Canada, particularly those who were young and impoverished. The Report concludes that Canadian authorities could and should have done more to ensure the safety of these women and girls or to address the social and economic factors that helped put them in harm’s way.

March 8, 2005
In support of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, NAWL urged Minister Anne McLellan to fund research and education related to violence against Aboriginal women

External Link:
Amnesty International Report “Stolen Sisters, Discrimination and Violence Against Indigenous Women In Canada”, 2004