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MUST READ: Guardian.co.uk - Sexual violence is tearing Native American communities apart
Sexual violence against ALL women is at epidemic proportions! One in 4 to 6 women depending on the population...however, ONE IN EVERY THREE NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN REPORT THEY HAVE BEEN RAPED OR SEXUALLY ASSAULTED!!
"That is more than 2.5 times the national average. And if you think those numbers are staggering, consider who is carrying out these attacks: at least 86% of sexual assaults are reportedly being perpetrated by non-Native men, according to the US Department of Justice".The CRAZY part to this is that these non-Native men will not be held accountable for their assaults on Native women! The new revised, diluted, selective victim VAWA will make sure these men will not be held accountable. There is NO Justice for these victims without the "Real" VAWA passed, the SENATE version of VAWA.
Click this link to see this New York Times story.... one out of every three Native American women
To allow such trauma and injustice against ANY woman is an assault against us all.
More to come!