Violence against Native women gaining global attention
Last updated 12/15/2012 at 2:03pm
HELENA, MT—According to the United Nations’ Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya, the U.S. Congress should make legislation protecting Native women an “immediate priority.” Following a month long tour to hear from Indigenous peoples and tribal Nations within the United States, the Special Rapporteur presented his report in September on the situation of Indigenous peoples in the United States to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The report recommended that the United States immediately address violence against women through legislation. The report...