Broad condemnation of Parliamentary committee report on violence against Indigenous women
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.”
Statements by other organizations:
- Assembly of First Nations
- Native Women’s Association of Canada
- Idle No More
- Indigenous Nationhood Movement
- Human Rights Watch
- New Democratic Party of Canada
- Liberal Party of Canada
Learn more about our Stolen Sisters campaign to end violence against Indigenous women and girls in Canada and get involved.