Thursday, October 1, 2009

Native Women Targetted by Apathy

From the Canadian Press:
A new report says the federal government's feeble efforts to stop violence against native women should shock Canadians.

Amnesty International says Ottawa must get to the heart of why more than 500 native women have vanished or been murdered in the last 30 years.

The report says federal cash for studies and sensitivity training for police has not stopped the attacks.

Amnesty urged Ottawa to produce a national action plan to co-ordinate standard police investigations and fund victim services.

The human rights watchdog, as well as opposition MPs, are among those urging a national investigation.

The United Nations has also called on Ottawa to look into why the deaths and disappearances of hundreds of native women are unsolved.

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