Aboriginal women call on candidates to protect women

Indigenous women's organizations are calling on all candidates in the upcoming federal election to stop the violence against indigenous women and children and to uphold and promote the rights of all Indigenous women and girls whether they live on reserve or in other communities ("No More Stolen Sisters: Open letter to all candidates in the 2008 Federal election" ). Over 500 indigenous women are either missing or murdered in Canada and many of these cases remain unsolved. In September, the Walk4Justice, a 5000 km trek across Canada to raise awareness of the high number of missing and murdered aboriginal women, concluded in Ottawa with a rally and by presenting a petition to Parliament calling for action on the unsolved cases.

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