This week survivor Lucy shares her story.
Content Warning: This episode discusses sexual assualt and emotional abuse.
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Where’s the Media Attention for Missing Indigenous Women? By Andrea González-Ramírez, Sept. 24, 2021
- The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center, Inc. (NIWRC) is a Native-led nonprofit organization dedicated to ending violence against Native women and children. The NIWRC provides national leadership in ending gender-based violence in tribal communities by lifting up the collective voices of grassroots advocates and offering culturally grounded resources, technical assistance and training, and policy development to strengthen tribal sovereignty.
NIWRC develops resources and training opportunities to support Native advocates and survivors, and tribal governments in prioritizing the safety of Native women and their children and requiring accountability of offenders and communities. Native women, their children, and Tribal nations are entitled to:
- Safety from violence within their homes and in their community
- Justice both on and off tribal lands
- Access to culturally grounded advocacy designed by and for Native women
- Safe, affordable housing, legal services, childcare, economic security, and other basic resources provided in respectful ways
- Culturally-based, trauma and resiliency-informed services
- Access to indigenous healing ways