Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
The tragedy of missing and murdered indigenous women & girls has impacted tribal communities in WA & nationwide for far too long. Congress needs to improve & reauthorize #VAWA to strengthen critical protections for tribal communities & help keep Native women & girls safe. #MMIWG pic.twitter.com/tbTyujBuP3— Senator Patty Murray (@PattyMurray) May 9, 2019
#MMIWG is a crisis so we must talk about it as much as we can... I did a guest post https://t.co/UA8ylDcs7H https://t.co/Xy77wqepV4— Trace kalala Hentz (@StonePony33) May 16, 2019
LINK to MY GUEST POST - please read this and thank you Dean!
READ MORE: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/native-american-women-missing-murder-mmiw-inquiry-canada-us-violence-indigenous-a8487976.html
Statistics regarding MMIW/MMIWG via Indian Country Today
The National Crime Information Database: 5,712 known incidents of missing and murdered Indigenous women in 2016
National Institute of Justice : More than four out of five Native women have experienced violence in their lives.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Homicide the third-leading cause of death among Native women ages 10 to 24.
U.S. Department of Justice: Native women living on reservations are 10 times more likely to be murdered than those off the reservation.