Tag: indigenous women
U.S. suicide rates have reached the highest level since World War II.
More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence and more than 1 in 2 have experienced sexual violence.
The report follows decades of anguish and anger as indigenous communities have called for greater attention to the epidemic of dead and missing indigenous women, girls and two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual people.
“But we are strong, we are resistant. And we are here in this… the 15th encampment, to show to the government, and to all society, that we are alive, that we are resisting to exist."
"Women are disappearing and dying in Indian country. We must act."
“We want to be able to figure out how to give the land back to Indigenous people.”
Often, Indigenous communities don’t trust that police will act on reports of violence.
Indigenous activists say the influx of male workers in Native communities has corresponded with a spike in the kidnapping and murder of indigenous women.
"The Amazon Rainforest ecosystems are vital lungs of the Earth. Thus, the justice and well-being for the people of Sarayaku is inseparably tied to the fate of all people worldwide."
“The report confirms that the United States faces a crisis when it comes to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls, and the lack of accurate data and appropriate media coverage has played a crucial role in the epidemic.”
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