“The violence experienced by Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people in Canada is a national tragedy. United, we will demand action on an issue that impacts us all!” — Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC)
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NWAC will work with the National Inquiry to ensure that all voices that need to be heard will be heard. — Dawn Lavell-Harvard, NWAC President
The Committee has called on Canada to take immediate, coordinated action on the murders and disappearance of Aboriginal women and girls.
"Despite the seriousness of the situation, the Canadian State has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered Aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted,” said CEDAW members Niklas Bruun and Barbara Bailey.
"The consequence of doing nothing is to allow more women's lives to be lost, more families to suffer and more injustices to occur." — James Clancy, NUPGE National President.
Please join the National Union as we work to raise awareness of the need to take immediate action on this issue.
Recent murders of young Aboriginal women further highlight the need for a National public inquiry.
The list of missing and murdered women gets longer every year.
The National Union once again stands in support of the joint statement and is encouraging it members and all Canadians to show their support by attending a Vigil.
"We want much more than poverty, violence, exploitation and murder for Aboriginal Women." – Michèle Audette, Native Women’s Association of Canada.