UN Committee to Conduct Inquiry into missing and murdered cases of aboriginal women across Canada

The Native Women's Association of Canada says a United Nations committee will conduct an inquiry into the murders and disappearances of aboriginal women and girls across Canada. The U-N Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is made up of 23 independent experts from around the world.

The Native Women's Association and Canadian Feminist Alliance requested the inquiry earlier this year. Spokesperson Jeannette Corbiere Lavell says violence against aboriginal women and girls is a national tragedy but the Canadian government has failed to take effective action.

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