August 28, 2018 (49 days ago)
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Our Bodies, Our Stories: Sexual Violence Among Native Women in Seattle, WA
A report was recently released by Urban Indian Health Institute (UIHI) finding alarmingly high rates of sexual violence against predominantly homeless or low-income Native women in Seattle, WA. The report highlights first-of-its-kind data around behavioral health and historical trauma as it relates to sexual violence against Native women who live in urban areas. Alarmingly, 94% of the women who participated in the survey experienced rape or coercion in their lifetime, and of those victims, 42% had attempted suicide at some point thereafter. The survey was conducted in 2010 with 148 Native women who, at the time, were 18 years of age or older, resided in Seattle, and self-identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.

For more information, please contact: Meg Goforth-Ward.


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