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United States of America: Maze of injustice: The failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA: End injustice - better policing

, Index number: AMR 51/057/2007

Indigenous women in the USA experience high levels of sexual violence. According to the US Department of Justice, more than one in three American Indian and Alaska Native women will be raped during their lifetime. AI has documented many incidents of sexual violence against Indigenous women, but the great majority of stories remain untold. One of the factors that deter Indigenous women from reporting sexual violence is a lack of confidence that police will take reports seriously and investigate them effectively.

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