NPR Report: Rapes, Abuse High for Indigenous U.S. Women
Kudos to NPR for running this report. Sadly, rape and sexual assault are still silent issues and it's rare for the national media to do stories about Native Americans:
Native American women and Alaska Native women suffer disproportionately high levels of sexual assault compared to other women in the United States – and they're the least likely to receive justice, according to a report from Amnesty International.
Aid workers say most of the crimes are not perpetrated by Native American men. The report says that the perpetrators are most often outsiders, who know little will be done to stop them.
The non-profit group found that cases of rape and abuse of Native women on reservations or in Alaska are rarely prosecuted, compared to non-Native women.