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UN calls on Canada for inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

The body is adding its voice to domestic calls for an inquiry, which the Harper government has repeatedly said isn’t necessary.


 

GENEVA – A United Nations committee has joined the chorus of critics who say Canada should establish a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women said Canada has violated the rights of aboriginal women by failing to thoroughly investigate why they are targeted for violence.

The body is adding its voice to domestic calls for an inquiry, which the Harper government has repeatedly said isn’t necessary.

A committee report released Friday said police and the justice system have failed to effectively protect aboriginal women.

It says native women face grave and systematic violations of their rights.

“Aboriginal women and girls are more likely to be victims of violence than men or non-aboriginal women and they are more likely to die as a result,” the report said.

“Yet, despite the seriousness of the situation, the Canadian state has not sufficiently implemented measures to ensure that cases of missing and murdered aboriginal women are effectively investigated and prosecuted.”

Canada’s formal response to the committee disagreed with the conclusion that there has been such a violation and rejected the call for an inquiry.

Committee members Niklas Bruun and Barbara Bailey visited Canada in 2013 to conduct a confidential inquiry into allegations about the violence facing native women and girls.

They said the roots of the problem run deep.

“The violence inflicted on aboriginal women is often rooted in the deep socio-economic inequalities and discrimination their communities face and which can be traced back to the period of colonization,” the two said.

The committee is made up of 23 independent human rights experts and oversees implementation of the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women in countries which have ratified it.


 

UN calls on Canada for inquiry into missing, murdered aboriginal women

  1. Good! I’d prefer action to more studies, but at least it’s something.

    Our reserve mess is our embarrassment to the world.

  2. The vast majority of murdered and missing aboriginal women are due to the actions of aboriginal men.

    No need for more useless studies that employ myriad useless leftist indian industry leeches.

  3. what exactly will we will learn from spending millions of dollars to questions we already know most answers too. yes there is poverty, yes there is lack of education, yes there is squalor, yes a complete lack of knowledge on how to manage the money for reservations, yes these women left due to abuses , so what exactly are the questions that these families are looking for.. we cant tell you who killed your girls and we try to help with the management of your reserves by educating the chief or band council (who swan off on vegas vacations and given money to common law husbands to continually build poor housing). so what new answers will we receive from this inquiry..i would like to know who many non aboriginal women and girls have gone missing and murdered in this same time period..i would like to know how the aboriginal community will handle the abuse of finances on the reservations.i would like to know how teachers are recruited and why they don’t stay.. lests start there..

  4. What did Robert Pickton have in his freezer?

    What is wrong with you people??

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