Amnesty International's 2004 Stolen Sisters report was one of the first reports to systematically document the pattern of violence experienced by Indigenous women and girls in Canada. Due to continued government inaction to end the violence, the findings and recommendations in the 2004 report, and its 2009 update, are as relevant today as they were at the time of publishing.
- 2004 Stolen Sisters report: Executive Summary
- 2004 Stolen Sisters report: Full Report
- 2009 Stolen Sisters report
Blogs, Public Statements and Press Releases
Amnesty International's public commentary on the issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls can be found throughout our website. Look in the "solutions" section of our campaign webpage for links to blogs, public statements, and press releases from the past several years.
Conversations with Grassroots Activists
Amnesty International proudly stands in solidarity alongside grassroots activists from across Canada who continue to work tirelessly to end violence against Indigenous women and girls. Here are some of our conversations with them.
- Bev Jacobs: "I want Canadians to care"
- Cindy Blackstock: Reconciliation means not having to say sorry a second time"
- Colleen Cardinal: "My culture is my identity"
- Connie Greyeyes: "When we're together, there's so much strength"
- Darlene Okemaysim Sicotte: "Families working together builds strength"
- Ellen Gabriel: "We can't wait on the government's political will"
- Holly Jarrett: "Am I next?"
- Native Youth Sexual Health Network: "Medicines for the love of our people"
A number of documentaries have been produced which draw attention to the issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls. Amnesty International has copies of the documentary Highway of Tears available for activists to borrow, and an accompanying discussion guide. Contact us for more information.