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Un féminicide autochtone au Canada ?

Abstract : « Missing and murdered Indigenous women », what is lying underneath this common expression? 1200? 2000? An undefined number of cases, but still, one question remains: what has become of them?
In a context conductive to pluriculturalism in Canada, the integration of migrants from around the globe has become easier; the various cultural particularisms of populations living in Canada are well accepted and yet, Indigenous women remain the most discriminated racial and sexual minority of the country. Subject to high levels of violence, poverty and vulnerability, they live in the shadows of an unfair legal system. This research deals with the historical relations between Indigenous nations and Canadian civil society. The legacy of the colonial and neocolonial policies still affects the fundamental human rights of many Indigenous women. Thanks to the expanding mobilization of indigenous associations and Canadian feminist groups, the reports conducted by the United Nations, and the national inquiry initiated by the Canadian federal government in 2015, the disastrous phenomenon of missing and murdered Indigenous women has come out in the open and has brought awareness among the civil society (...)
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Alice Roque. Un féminicide autochtone au Canada ?. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2018. ⟨dumas-01835736⟩



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