ABSTRACT

Missing or Murdered Indigenous Women: New Efforts Are Underway but Opportunities Exist to Improve the Federal Response, Report to Congressional Requesters   [open pdf - 2MB]

From the Highlights: "According to researchers, AI/AN [American Indian and Alaska Native] women in the U.S. experience higher rates of violence than most other women, and tribal and federal officials have stated that this incidence of violence constitutes a crisis. Various federal officials and tribal stakeholders have raised concerns about challenges with cross-jurisdictional cooperation and a lack of comprehensive national data on cases. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to review the federal response to the missing or murdered AI/AN women crisis. This report examines the extent to which (1) the number of missing or murdered AI/AN women in the U.S. is known and (2) DOJ [ Department of Justice] and DOI [Department of the Interior] have taken steps to address the crisis."

Report Number:
GAO-22-104045
Publisher:
Date:
2021-10
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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