Sexual violence against women and why is so little being done to fix it? – APTN News

Apr 20, 2022

Within families, communities, organizations even our grassroots movements and healing centres — women aren’t always safe from sexual abuse and harassment.

It’s well-documented that Indigenous girls, women, Two-Spirit and gender diverse people are far more likely to be victims of sexualized violence than others in Canada.

The #metoo movement refocussed scrutiny on one aspect of the problem often just whispered about; women warning other women of problematic men in our midst to be careful around.

Indian Country Today did a nine-month investigation into the issue south of the border too.

Too often, it’s men who hold positions of power and command respect and trust they don’t deserve.

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