Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls need more attention and media coverage – The Peak

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Missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls need more attention and media coverage – The Peak

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202126 Views

October 18, 2021

In Canada, 1,200 Indigenous women have been estimated to be missing or murdered from 1980 to 2012. However, many Indigenous rights groups report that the number is much higher — nearer to 4,000 — because cases are underreported. Despite experiencing these disproportionately higher rates of violence, investigation efforts for missing Indigenous women cases tend to be slow compared to white women. Missing Indigenous women cases need to be treated with the same kind of urgency.

Journalist Gwen Ifill coined the term “missing white woman syndrome” to explain the disparate news coverage a missing white woman’s case receives over a missing woman of colour.

Read More: https://the-peak.ca/2021/10/missing-and-murdered-indigenous-women-and-girls-need-more-attention-and-media-coverage/

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