This Special Collection is intended to provide information and resources on how to use international advocacy in our work to end violence against Native women and girls. In addition to tribal, state, and federal resources, international law and procedures offer American Indian and Alaska Native women additional advocacy opportunities to raise global awareness about the epidemic of violence against indigenous women in the United States. International advocacy can complement and strengthen grassroots efforts to gain firm national responses to address violence and discrimination against indigenous women in the United States and to restore safety to indigenous women. Participation on the international stage can also help American Indian and Alaska Native women connect with allies around the world, human rights bodies and experts, and indigenous women’s organizations who can help put top down pressure on the United States to adhere to its human rights obligations.
International Advocacy to Help End Violence Against Native Women (February 2016), by the Indian Law Resource Center