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Canadians demand No more Stolen Sisters

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Indigenous women are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.

According to RCMP data, at least 1,017 Indigenous women and girls were murdered from 1980-2012.

Amnesty International is calling for a comprehensive, coordinated, and well-resourced National Action Plan, created in collaboration with Indigenous women and girls, to stop the violence. 

A National Action Plan must address the root causes of violence and identify holistic, culturally-appropriate ways in which to prevent violence and to support those impacted by violence. The National Action Plan should include a national public inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls - focused on exposing the nature of this violence and on ensuring government and police accountability for an effective and coordinated response.

Amnesty International stands in solidarity with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and Indigenous peoples’ organizations to demand real action now to prevent more sisters from being stolen.

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Over ten years ago, Amnesty International released a report on Stolen Sisters, and tens of thousands of human rights supporters have signed petitions urging the government to take action. Learn more about the issue, actions you can take, and other helpful links on Amnesty's web page: No More Stolen Sisters


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Call on Canada's Prime Minister to stop the violence now.

 
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To the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau:

I welcome your government’s commitment to conduct a national inquiry into the shocking levels of violence facing Indigenous women and girls in Canada.

It is important that we learn from the experience of past inquiries and government commissions, that the voices of affected families and communities be heard, and that effective action be taken—both during the inquiry process and to implement the inquiry’s findings.

We encourage your government to enact a comprehensive National Action Plan to end violence against women and girls. Both the inquiry and action plan must be adequately resourced to ensure they can truly address the diverse forms of violence and discrimination against Indigenous women and girls and get at the root causes of this violence.

Sincerely,