Senate hearing on violence against Indian women
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on the prevalence of violence against Indian women.

Department of Justice studies show that Indian women are victims of violence at rates far greater than any racial or ethnic group. Amnesty International followed up with a report that detailed the lack of prosecution for people who commit violence against Indian women.

The hearing takes place at 9:30am in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen Building. A witness list hasn't been made public.

Get the Story:
OVERSIGHT HEARING on the prevalence of violence against Indian women (September 27, 2007)

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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