Inquiry into Missing and Murdered First Nations Women and Children
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be warned that this submission refers to the sensitive issue of death and dying and includes the names of deceased persons.
ALHR made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee Inquiry into Missing and Murdered First Nations Women and Children.
Murder rates for First Nations women are approximately eight times higher than for their non-Indigenous counterparts and ALHR welcomes the opportunity that this Inquiry presents for politicians to consider the human stories behind the statistics and identify systemic issues responsible for failing these women. ALHR notes the critical importance of listening to First Nations women and children and implementing fully funded, evidence-based First Nations led solutions that work for communities and uphold Australia’s international human rights law obligations.
Read ALHR’s submission in full here