U.N. Probes Canada's Neglect of Aboriginal Women

by Womens eNews | Womens eNews
Saturday, 8 March 2014 03:08 GMT

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Subhead:  The first CEDAW investigation in a developed country is a "big black eye for Canada," says one activist. The findings may not produce government action, but can stir activism, says Sally Armstrong in this excerpt from the book "Uprising." Byline:  Sally Armstrong

A placard in Vancouver with faces of some of the missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada.

Credit: M-J Milloy on Flickr, under Creative Commons

(WOMENSENEWS)--Canada, the United States, Scandinavia, Europe and Australia all made significant strides in equality rights for women in the second half of the 20th century. But along the way, the rights of aboriginal women were ignored, just as aboriginal people themselves were left out of equality equations in nation-building.