Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women



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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
In 2015 the _______________________released a study to identify the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). The studies took place from__________________.
What they found:
_____________________ Women and Girls that were Indigenous were murdered between 1980-2012. This represents _____________ of all female homicides in Canada
This is a homicide rate that is _______ times than that of all other women in Canada.
As of Nov. 2013, ___________ Indigenous women remained missing under suspicious circumstances. 59 are missing and non-suspicious. This makes up ____________ of the total number of missing females in Canada.
In 2011, ______________________ women in Canada identified as Aboriginal. This makes up _________of the overall Canadian female population.

The number of Aboriginal homicide victims has remained _________________whereas non-aboriginal victims has been declining


Among Aboriginal women, 32% died as a result of a _____________________. This is the most frequent cause of death for Aboriginal women.
Only 2% of Aboriginal women homicides were linked to______________, _____________or organized crime.
One of the factors that contributes to the high numbers is previous family history of violence, in cases where the victim and the offender are in a relationship, __________ of aboriginal women compared to __________ of non-aboriginal women, there was a history of familial violence.
Risk Factors


  1. _______________________

Aboriginal victims were less likely to be employed, __________vs. __________


Aboriginal women were more likely to support themselves through illegal means ______ vs. ______.


  1. _______________________________

Based on Toxicology reports Aboriginal women who were murdered are more likely to have consumer alcohol ________vs. __________




  1. ____________________________________

Not a huge difference, only ________of Aboriginal women compared _______ of Non-Aboriginal Women

Many people link these statistics to:
_______________and _____________ attitudes towards Aboriginal women

Decades of government policy has ___________________ and broken apart many indigenous families and communities leaving Aboriginal women and girls _____________________________ to exploitation and attack.

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
In 2015 the RCMP released a study to identify the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). The studies took place from 1980-2012.
What they found:
1017 Women and Girls that were Indigenous were murdered between 1980-2012. This represents 16% of all female homicides in Canada
This is a homicide rate that is 4.5 times than that of all other women in Canada.
As of Nov. 2013 105 Indigenous women remained missing under suspicious circumstances. 59 are missing and non-suspicious. This makes up 11.3% of the total number of missing females in Canada.
In 2011 718,500 women in Canada identified as Aboriginal. This makes up 4.3% of the overall Canadian female population.

The number of Aboriginal homicide victims has remained constant whereas non-aboriginal victims has been declining


Among Aboriginal women, 32% died as a result of a physical beating. This is the most frequent cause of death for Aboriginal women.
Only 2% of Aboriginal women homicides were linked to drug trade, gangs or organized crime.
One of the factors that contributes to the high numbers is previous family history of violence, in cases where the victim and and the offender are in a relationship, 62% of aboriginal women compared to 43% of non aboriginal women, there was a history of familial violence.
Risk Factors -
Employment
Aboriginal victims were less likely to be employed, 16% vs. 40%
Aboriginal women were more likely to support themselves through illegal means 18% vs. 8%
Use of Intoxicants

Based on Toxicology reports Aboriginal women who were murdered are more likely to have consumer alcohol 63% vs. 20%


Involvement in the Sex Trade
Not a huge difference, only 12% of Aboriginal women compared

Many people link these statistics to:


Racist and sexist attitudes towards Aboriginal women
Decades of government policy has impoverished and broken apart many indigenous families and communities leaving Aboriginal women and girls extremely vulnerable to exploitation and attack


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