A Report on Sexual Violence against Indigenous Women in the US

An indigenous women's march. One of the marchers is holding a sign that says "My mom, sisters, aunties, + grandmas are sacred." Dulcey Lima/Unsplash

The Maze of Injustice report examines sexual violence against Indigenous women in the United States and identifies multiple systemic barriers to justice.

“Sexual violence against Indigenous women in the USA is widespread. According to US government statistics, Native American and Alaska Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than other women in the USA. Some Indigenous women interviewed by Amnesty International said they didn’t know anyone in their community who had not experienced sexual violence.”