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USA: The never-ending maze: Continued failure to protect Indigenous women from sexual violence in the USA: Executive Summary

Index Number: AMR 51/5571/2022

More than half of all American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced sexual violence in their lifetime; one in three have experienced rape. Since Amnesty International first reported on this issue in 2007, rates of violence against Indigenous women have not significantly changed, and the US government continues to fail to adequately prevent and respond to such violence. This is the Executive Summary of the report [available at https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/amr51/5484/2022/en/] which details some of the factors that contribute the high rates of sexual violence against Indigenous women, and the barriers to justice that they continue to face.

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