Murdered & Missing Women
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights issued a report on January 12, 2015 on its investigation into the murders and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia.
The IACHR finds Canada is obligated under international human rights law to prevent the violence by taking measures to deal with poverty, access to housing and employment, and disproportionate criminalization.
On Monday, December 17, 2012 the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry released its report. Below are the various volumes:
This section contains information that may not be suitable for everyone. It is meant to raise awareness about missing and murdered women in northern BC, and throughout Canada. Many of these women are First Nations, some of whom come from CSTC communities; all of them deserve justice.
Highway 16 runs east/west through the CSTC territory. Sometimes known as the Highway of Tears, it has become part of a national trend across Canada were women have been found missing or murdered. There are several organizations that are working with grassroots organizations and the survivors of these missing and murdered women to seek redress and justice. There are issues of systemic racism and neglect on the part of law enforcement across Canada regarding missing and murdered indigenous women. Some of these organizations include:
- Highway of Tears Symposium Recommendation Report (2006)
- Native Women's Association of Canada
- National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children