An alarming study released today shows that governments in Canada have repeatedly ignored expert recommendations to stop violence against Indigenous women and girls.

Researchers with the Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women reviewed 58 reports dealing with aspects of violence and discrimination against Indigenous women and girls, including government studies, reports by international human rights bodies, and published research of Indigenous women’s organizations. The reports cover a period of two decades. Shockingly, researchers found that only a few of more than 700 recommendations in these reports have ever been fully  implemented.

West Coast LEAF is a member of the Legal Strategy Coalition.

An executive summary of the report is here.

The full report analysing the implementation of past recommendations is here.

A spreadsheet summarizing the previous reports is here.

A list of the recommendations contained in the previous reports is here.

Legal Strategies Coalition media release

Legal Strategies Coalition media release