statistics on missing and murdered indigenous women are stark and
staggering. A 2015 United Nations report found that young aboriginal women are
five times more likely to die under violent circumstances, as compared with
their non-aboriginal counterparts. It also reported that indigenous women
report rates of violence 3.5 times higher than non-aboriginal women. Following
the UN report’s recommendation, the Liberals announced the first phase of an
inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women in December 2015.
in this collection present a snapshot of the situation and recount the stories of
the families and communities affected by this national tragedy.
has probed 230 unsolved cases of Canada’s missing and murdered indigenous women,
confirming them through an exhaustive process that included checks with police,
families, community leaders and other organizations. More than 110 families
participated in interviews, recounting stories about their loved ones. They
also described their experiences with the police. For more
information, please visit the CBC interactive website Missing & Murdered: Unsolved cases of indigenous women and girls.
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