Native American Women 2.5 Times More Likely to Be Raped
Amnesty International has issued a report with alarming statistics on Native American women and rape.
The figures said more than one in three Native women would be raped in their lifetime, although that figure may in fact be substantially higher because of a traditional reluctance to report sex crimes.
"Native women are brutalized at an alarming rate, and the United States government, a purported champion of women's rights, is unfortunately contributing to the problem," said Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA.
Amnesty's press release is here.
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