Solidarity to stop violence against Indigenous women – Anishinabek News

OTTAWA— The shadow pandemic of violence leaves Indigenous women and girls more at risk than ever.

“We will be #SilentNoMore,” the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) said to open the International Summit of the Americas on Violence Against Indigenous Women.

Indigenous women leaders, lawyers, human-rights advocates, and government officials came together virtually to share best practices to keep Indigenous women, girls and gender-diverse people safe. The two-day event held on Mar. 29 and 30 was hosted by NWAC.

NWAC held the summit to take action against the lack of change since the Canadian Murdered and Missing Women and Girls (MMIWG) inquiry and its 231 Calls for Justice.

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