The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) epidemic affects Indigenous people in Canada and the United States. National Averages that are reported hide the alarmingly high rates of murder against Indigenous Women, which are present in counties primarily of tribal lands. Indigenous Women are more than 2.5 times more likely than other races and nationalities of women to be raped, sexually assaulted, and additional violence. According to the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), 84% of Indigenous Women experience violence in their lifetimes and 56% experience sexual violence. 97% of these women are victims of non-native perpetrators. The NIJ Research Report on Violence Against Indigenous Women from 2010 found that more than 84% (1.5 Million) Indigenous Women experience violence in their lifetimes, 67% were concerned for their own safety, and 41% were already victims. In 2018, the Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) reported 5,712 missing Indigenous Women and Girls, with only 116 of them registered in the DOJ database. Not only are these women being harmed but they become cold cases.

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