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Broad condemnation of Parliamentary committee report on violence against Indigenous women

    Friday, March 7, 2014 - 15:52
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    Susanne Ure

    By Craig Benjamin and Jackie Hansen, Campaigners

    Earlier today, Amnesty International Canada released a press statement expressing deep disappointment over the recommendations in the final report of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women. Indigenous peoples' organizations, human rights groups, and federal opposition political parties also condemned the report as promoting the status quo and failing to make comprehensive, concrete, time bound recommendations to prevent violence against Indigenous women and girls.

    “Indigenous women and girls – and indeed all Canadians – deserve better from our Parliament,” said Alex Neve, Secretary-General of Amnesty International Canada (English Speaking). “Government ministers keep saying that they want action, not just talk, on violence against Indigenous women. But when given the opportunity to make a commitment to meaningful action, the government keeps endorsing the status quo.”

    Read the report of the Special Parliamentary Committee on Violence Against Indigenous Women 

    Amnesty International's response

    Statements by other organizations:

    Learn more about our Stolen Sisters campaign to end violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada and get involved.

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