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Violence Against Native Women: Learn More and Share

Violence Against Native Women: Learn More and Share

Violence Against Native Women: Learn More and Share

Native American women experience some of the highest rates of violence in the country, but too many people still don't know about this problem or how widespread it is. 

This graphic can help fix that--will you share it with your friends?

After you share this graphic, check out some of the Native-led organizations working to end the cycle of violence and other helpful resources below. 

Violence Against Native Women: Learn More and Share

Sources:

  1. Research Report: Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men, National Institute of Justice, May 2016
  2. Family Violence Prevention and Services Act - Fact Sheet, National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, September 7, 2017
  3. Hate in America: Native women are 10 times more likely to be murdered, Indian Country Today, August 20, 2018
  4. Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women, Accessed on November 26, 2018

  5. Native-led Organizations to Support

    • Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women: Founded in 1996, the Coalition to Stop Violence Against Native Women (CSVANW) is dedicated to stopping violence against Native women and children by advocating for social change in our communities. The CSVANW takes ownership and responsibility for the future of Native women and children by providing support, education, and advocacy using their strengths, power and unity to create violence-free communities.
    • Tewa Women United: Located in the ancestral Tewa homelands of Northern New Mexico, Tewa Women United (TWU) is a multicultural and multiracial organization founded and led by Native women. TWU believes in strengthening and re-strengthening beloved families and communities to end violence against women, girls, and Mother Earth.
    • National Indigenous Women's Resource Center: The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is dedicated to reclaiming the sovereignty of Native nations and safeguarding Native women and their children. The Mission of NIWRC is to support and uphold grassroots advocacy by creating and enhancing the capacity of Native communities to end gender based violence through technical assistance, education, public awareness and policy development.
    • StrongHearts Native Hotline: a safe, anonymous, and confidential service for Native Americans affected by domestic violence and dating violence. They also have online resources for survivors and the loved ones of survivors.
    • Indigenous Goddess Gang: Indigenous Goddess Gang creates a space for sharing medicine through poetry, food & seed knowledge, herbalism, music and more. This is a space for reclaiming knowledge from an indigenous femme lens.
    • Native Love: a NIWRC project that encourages Native youth to rethink what love means, empower them to define health relationships, and end the cycle of dating violence.


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