Center delivers recommendations to the UN Human Rights Council to stop violence against indigenous women

Urging action to stop violence against indigenous women is a top priority for Center staff attending the UN Human Rights Council's 29th session from June 15 to July 3, 2015 in Geneva.

The Center's written and oral statements, co-sponsored by the National Congress of American Indians and Native American Rights Fund, address combating violence against indigenous women by carrying out key decisions in the World Conference outcome document.  These decisions are aimed at realization of the rights of indigenous peoples, including indigenous women and children, set out in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Jana Walker, senior attorney in the Center's Helena office, addressed the Council during interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on violence against women on Wednesday, June 17 2015,  and during the Council's annual discussion on women's human rights on Friday, June 19, 2015. 

Download 1176_A_HRC_29_NGO_Sub_En.pdf (167.11 KB) Download HRC 29 Oral Statement VAIW and WCIP (Final 6-19-15)(1).pdf (198.96 KB) Download HRC 29 Oral Statement SRVAW (Final 6-8-15)(1).pdf (200.08 KB)