Editorial: Better approach to crimes against women
"Government response to sexual violence against American Indian women has been described as a "maze of injustice” by Amnesty International. That response has been erratic at best.

The problem persists: Nationwide, American Indian women are 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than the general female population. Statistics show one in three will be raped in their lifetime. These are hard facts to swallow, and call for greater responsibility from the state to protect Indian women."

Get the Story:
Editorial: 'Maze of injustice' calls for comprehensive approach (The Oklahoman 5/2)
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Also See:
Letters to Editor (The Oklahoman 5/3)

Amnesty International Report:
Full Report | Press Release

Online Discussion:
Violence against Native American and Alaska Native Women (April 24, 2007)

Relevant Links:
Join Voices with Native American and Alaska Native Women and Take Action to Stop the Violence - http://www.amnestyusa.org/maze

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