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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 - Indigenous voices must be heard

, Index number: AMR 51/059/2007

Acts of sexual violence against Indigenous women are widespread in the USA. According to US government statistics Native American and Alaska Native women are at least 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women in the USA in general. Much of this violence remains hidden and even when it is acknowledged, it is often the victim or Indigenous society as a whole who are blamed.

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