Wednesday, March 18, 2009

More than 1 in 3 Native women will be raped in her lifetime

According to Amnesty International, Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the United States in general. A complex maze of tribal, state and federal jurisdictions allows perpetrators to rape with impunity and in some cases even encourages assaults.

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