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Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada
Transcript of Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women in Canada
Outline of Research
Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women of Canada
What response reveals
missing or murdered Canadian women in the last 30 years are Aboriginal. (RCMP, May 16 2014)
Aboriginal women make up just
of Canadian female population but represent
of all missing and murdered Canadian women.
of all female homicide (murder) victims are aboriginal.
of murder cases involving aboriginal women are
, compared to the
rate for other Canadians.
Aboriginal women are
8 times more likely
to be physically and sexually abused than other Canadian women.
of the murders and disappearances (of aboriginal women), which date back to 1975, have occurred since
. The frequency for other Canadian women is slightly
lower employment opportunities (Poverty)
lack of access to social resources"safety nets" and healthcare
Main factors increasing risk of experiencing violence:
Prostitution, Addiction and Insecure/No housing.
More solid research to determine:
more exact statistical information
National Action Plan
1) Addiction rehabilitation centers
2) Safe houses and shelters
3) Mental health resources
Refuses to conduct a National Inquiry or implement a National Action Plan
despite national and international pressure
The Government’s failure to respond adequately to the issue reflects Systemic Discrimination in Canada.
The systems of inadequate
that cause aboriginal women to to be overrepresented in missing and murdered Canadians reflect systemic discrimination