Paling, E. (2014, March 7). Why Does Canada Care More About “Honour Killings” Than Missing Aboriginal Women? Vice News. https://www.vice.com/en/article/bn35eq/why-hasnt-the-canadian-government-called-a-public-inquiry-into-missing-aboriginal-women
In response to the increasing deaths and disappearances of Indigenous women and girls, Michèle Audette, the president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, is calling for a public inquiry to address the problem. Audette also noted that the Status of Women Canada provided two grants to address violence against Indigenous women. Instead, the government has been focusing on funding projects that address “honour-based violence”. Alia Hogben, executive director of the Canadian Council of Muslim women, argues that the focus on honour-based violence is racist and offensive. In addition, violence against Indigenous women and girls receive less attention vis-à-vis honour crime cases, despite crimes against Indigenous women and girls are proportionately greater. Kate McInturff, a researcher, along with Audette critiqued the current efforts that the government and the proposed funding to the RCMP to address violence against Indigenous women is ineffective and more needs to be done by the government of Canada.
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