What are the advocacy needs of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Survivors of Gender-Based Violence?
An article from NRCDV and VAWnet
“Gender-based violence affects the majority of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) peoples. About 84.3% of AI/AN women have experienced some form of violence during their lifetime. Domestic and sexual violence are leading causes of homelessness and housing instability. Adequate and stable housing is a main concern for AI/AN survivors. Besides historical injustices, AI/AN peoples experience economic problems that affect their housing stability. The poverty rate for AI/ANs is as high as 32%, and the rate of unemployment on some reservations is as high as 80%.”