June 2015 – Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC), the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC), B.C. CEDAW Group (BC CEDAW), Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), and International Women’s Rights Project (IWRP) call on the federal government to immediately adopt and implement Recommendation #41 made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) to, “in consultation with Aboriginal organizations, appoint a public inquiry into the causes of, and remedies for, the disproportionate victimization of Aboriginal women and girls” including an “[i]nvestigation into missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls” and “[l]inks to the intergenerational legacy of residential schools.” 1 The above organizations further call on the federal government to adopt and implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as recommended in TRC recommendations # 24, 27, 28, 42, 43, 44, 45,48, 50, 57, 67, 69, 70, 86, and 92.

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