Friday, October 21, 2016
White House and U.S. Attorney General cite research by Dr. Rosay
The White House has released a Fact Sheet for the North American Working Group on Violence against Indigenous Women and Girls. The Fact Sheet cites research from Dr. André Rosay’s National Institute of Justice report, Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings From the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. During the Working Group meeting, Attorney Generals from the United States, Mexico, and Canada delivered remarks. In her remarks, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch discussed how the disturbing statistics in Dr. Rosay’s research have supported the Obama administration’s work to help indigenous women live without fear of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Read the Attorney General's remarks here.
Read Dr. Rosay's report here.
From the White House Fact Sheet:
Prevalence Report on National Rates of Violence against Alaska Native and American Indian Women and Men: In May 2016, NIJ released a new report: Violence Against American Indian and Alaska Native Women and Men: 2010 Findings From the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey. This study examines the prevalence of violence against American Indian (AI) and Alaska Native (AN) women and men, using a large nationally representative sample. The results — which show high rates of violence for both women and men — provide the most thorough assessment on the extent of violence against AI and AN women and men to date. Findings from the study estimate levels of sexual violence, physical violence by intimate partners, stalking, and psychological aggression by intimate partners among AI and AN women and men, as well as estimates of interracial victimization.