United States of America: Maze of injustice: The failure to protect indigenous women from violence

United States of America: Maze of injustice: The failure to protect indigenous women from violence

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Index Number: AMR 51/035/2007
Date Published: 24 April 2007
Categories: Americas, USA

This report focuses on sexual violence against indigenous women in the USA. Governments have a responsibility to ensure that women are able to enjoy their right to freedom from sexual violence. As citizens of particular tribal nations, the welfare and safety of American Indian and Alaska Native women are directly linked to the authority and capacity of their nations to address such violence.


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