Greater Resources Needed for Seattle’s Native American Women

 
 
 

94% out of 148 self-identified Native American women in Seattle shared they had been raped in a survey; however, only 20% of those women reported it to the police. The alarming rates of sexual violence amongst Native American women can be attributed to many factors including “historical trauma of colonialism.” The report on the high violence rate is highlighting the need for greater resources for the Native American community. One of the current sources for funding resources, the Violence Against Women Act, is to be renewed in September. If approved by Congress, the act will be renewed for five more years.

 

 

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