MMIWG

(redirected from Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls)
AcronymDefinition
MMIWGMissing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (Canada)
MMIWGMan-Machine Interface Working Group
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Doug Ducey signed a bill Tuesday to study the prevalence of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Recent news reports have drawn heart-wrenching, overdue attention to cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
The bill increases coordination among all levels of law enforcement, increases data collection and information sharing, and empowers tribal governments with the resources they need in cases involving missing and murdered indigenous women and girls wherever they occur.
Her exhibit, Facing the Monumental, which was featured at the AGO from July 12, 2018 to October 21, 2018, addressed topics including missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, water and land rights, women's lives and violence against Indigenous people by the state and police.
commission would explore systemic and underlying causes of violence; examine the policies and practices to address violence against Indigenous women and girls; be empowered to assess the institutions as well as their practices and their policies, including police conduct and investigation and child welfare policies; recommend concrete and effective action in order to remove systemic causes of violence and increase the safety of Indigenous women and girls; and recommend ways to honour and commemorate missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Status of Women Canada is currently inviting eligible organizations for its Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commemoration Fund to support Indigenous organizations to work with families, survivors and/or communities to develop and implement commemoration initiatives.
These are also concerns shared by Amnesty International Canada, who joined NWAC at a press conference in Gatineau, and by the Coalition on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, out of British Columbia.
The bill increases coordination among all levels of law enforcement, improves data collection and information sharing, and empowers tribal governments with the resources they need in cases involving missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls wherever they occur.
The speeches were short at this year's Valentine's Day Strawberry Ceremony for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The group of 400 people gathered at Toronto Police Headquarters at Yonge and College streets was considerably smaller than in previous years, likely due to the bitter minus-28 degree temperature.
Joining their voices are those of survivors and family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Their message is loud and clear faced with the unacceptable and tragic reality of the high rates of violence against Indigenous women and girls, we must take action now.
That number is more than double the 582 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls that NWAC and Sisters in Spirit had counted.
Under her guidance, NWAC has made real progress towards goal of advancing the well-being of Indigenous women, including tremendous work towards launching the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.