Launch inquiry into missing and murdered women: UN to Canada

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The Aboriginal Women’s Action Network has joined the chorus of voices supporting the UN CEDAW Committee’s call on the federal government for an inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered women.

“The UN CEDAW Committee has clearly recognized the gravity of the documented disappearances and murders of 511 Aboriginal women and girls from communities across Canada, and wants to understand how a lack of adequate response occurred,” says Carrie Humchitt, President of the Aboriginal Women’s Action Network (AWAN).   In British Columbia over the last twenty years, dozens of Aboriginal women and girls have gone missing from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and along the ‘Highway of Tears’, a stretch of road that runs between Prince George and Prince Rupert. Many of these missing women and girls have been found murdered.


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