Missing Justice

image of indigenous woman with text "Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women"

art by Angela Sterritt.

Justice for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women is a grassroots solidarity collective that works to raise awareness about violence and discrimination against Indigenous women living in Quebec.

The collective seeks to consult and collaborate with Indigenous communities and organizations to foster understanding and dispel harmful stereotypes commonly held in regards to Indigenous women who are targets of violence. Missing Justice is deeply action-based. Our goals are to raise public awareness and create a safer environment for Indigenous women by tackling issues of systemic racism, sexism, classism and negligence that are present in the media, the justice system and police forces.

We recognize that the causes of racialized and sexualized violence are linked to Canada’s colonial policies of the past and present. We aim to provide social, moral, legal and political support to the families of victims, and to pressure the Canadian government into taking action on the more than 582 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women (up to 3000 according to activists) by paying heed to recommendations put forth by the Native Women’s Association of Canada, Amnesty International, the UN, and Indigenous activists and communities.

We are always looking for new volunteers! To get involved, contact: action[at]genderadvocacy.org

For more information: www.missingjustice.ca

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Resources:

• Native Women’s Association of Canada

• Sisters in Spirit Research Report 2010 (English) / (Francais)

• Quebec Native Women’s Association: 2008 Report on Indigenous Women and Violence

• Amnesty International’s 2003 Report: Stolen Sisters: A Human Rights Response to Discrimination and Violence against Indigenous Women in Canada