<\body> Stories in America: NPR Report: Rapes, Abuse High for Indigenous U.S. Women

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

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.


At 4/24/2007 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comment by the former police officer is chilling. The women were brutally murdered, to the point of the body just breaking down.

At 5/02/2007 9:47 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

Hey, the Pretty Bird Woman House women's shelter is in danger of closing for lack of funds.



This was also in the NPR report, and you'll see the whole story of the Daily Kos community trying to buy them some time to get some more funding so they can stay open.

Because of this campaign, there was a woman with an emergency who they would never have been able to help this weekend had they not known there was money coming.

Every $5 helps!

At 11/04/2017 12:24 AM, Blogger Ananya Kiran said...



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