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Author: Sherene H. Razack

Title: Violence sexualisée et colonialisme

Subtitle: Réflexions relatives à l'enquête sur les femmes autochtones disparues et assassinées

Journal: Canadian Journal of Women and the Law - Revue Femmes et Droit

Volume: 28

Issue: 2

Year: August 2016 (Published online: August 18, 2016)

Pages: v-viii

ISSN: 0832-8781 – Find a Library: WordCat | eISSN: 1911-0235 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: French

Keywords: Modern History: 21st Century | American History: Canadian History



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Author: Sherene Razack, Department of Social Justice Education, University of TorontoWikipedia

Abstract: »Canada has had a long-standing problem with both societal and institutional racism against Indigenous peoples, especially within the justice system. Numerous national inquiries, commissions, and investigations have all concluded that every level of the justice system has failed Indigenous peoples. More recent inquiries indicate that racism against Indigenous peoples is particularly problematic in police forces in Canada. Yet, despite the evidence, little has been done in Canada to act on the recommendations. This has resulted in the over-incarceration of Indigenous peoples, numerous deaths of Indigenous peoples in police custody, and the national crisis of thousands of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. This article seeks to highlight the lesser-known problem of police-involved racialized and sexualized abuse and violence against Indigenous women and girls as a root cause of the large numbers of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada. It is argued that an in-depth look at police-involved disappearances, sexual assaults, and murders of Indigenous women should be included in a national inquiry into the high rates of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. It is hoped that such an investigation under the national inquiry will result in evidence-based analysis and recommendations for legislative and policy-based changes that are consistent with the human rights protections afforded Indigenous women and girls and with the calls for action by Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, various United Nations human rights bodies, and the families, communities, and nations of the Indigenous victims.« (Source: )

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