Stats Can says two-thirds of Indigenous women experience violence or sexual assault – APTN

Apr 27, 2022

A new report from Statistics Canada says that First Nations, Inuit and Métis women across the country are still experiencing higher rates of violence and sexual assault than non-Indigenous women.

“Violence against Indigenous peoples reflects the traumatic and destructive history of colonialization that impacted and continues to impact Indigenous families, communities and Canadian society overall,” the agency’s report says.

According to the report, “more than six in 10  (63%) Indigenous women have experienced physical or sexual assault in their lifetime” and, “almost six in 10  (56%) Indigenous women have experienced physical assault while almost half (46%) of Indigenous women have experienced sexual assault.

The report says only a third of non-Indigenous women have faced the same violence in their lifetime.

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