Ending Violence against Indigenous Women

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This overview from the Indian Law Resource Center explains how the failure of the United States to protect indigenous women against violence is both a human rights and legal issue. To combat outrageous levels of violence against indigenous women, the Center works to reform federal law and restore tribal criminal authority while it educates the public.

“The Center’s Safe Women, Strong Nations project partners with Native women’s organizations and Indian and Alaska Native nations to end violence against Native women and girls. Our project raises awareness to gain strong federal action to end violence against Native women; provides legal advice to national Native women’s organizations and Indian nations on ways to restore tribal criminal authority and to preserve tribal civil authority; and helps Indian nations increase their capacity to prevent violence and punish offenders on their lands.”