Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women as a Step Toward Empowerment – Event

Link to the announcement here


Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women as a Step Towards Empowerment


Wednesday, March 15, 2017
10:30 a.m.

Salvation Army
221 E 52nd St.
(Downstairs Room)
New York, NY 10022

Join us to recognize, strengthen, and honor the global movement to end violence against indigenous women.

Indigenous women around the world experience disproportionate levels of violence and murder and multiple, intersecting forms of discrimination because they are indigenous and because they are women. Too often, national justice systems fail to respond to this violence, leaving women without protection or meaningful access to justice. In this event, indigenous women leaders will speak to the situation of violence against indigenous women in the United States and Guatemala.

• Learn about barriers to safety facing American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States, and their successes in restoring indigenous sovereignty to address violence against women.

• Learn about the grassroots movement to stop the trafficking of indigenous women in the United States.

• Learn about the spectrum of violence facing Mayan women in Guatemala and their strategies of resistance.

Panelists will also discuss strategies for urging states to advance the rights of indigenous peoples and women affirmed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the American Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

For more information, email Jana L. Walker, at jwalker@indianlaw.org.

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Upcoming Symposium: Examining the Roots of Human Trafficking and Exploitation

January 29-30, 2015  UCLA School of Law

There will be a panel devoted specifically to Indigenous communities.

See flyer for registration details:

UCLA Symposium Flyer

Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes

The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center (NIWRC) has published a new book that traces the history of violence against Native women, legal barriers to protecting Native women, and a breakdown of VAWA provisions that impact tribes. Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes is available on Amazon or through the NIWRC website.

In addition, the 12th Women are Sacred Conference will be held in Rapid City, SD, June 1-3, 2015. More information and registration will be available on the NIWRC web site here.