Rapes, Abuse High for Indigenous U.S. Women

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Native American women and Alaska Native women suffer disproportionately high levels of sexual assault compared with other women in the United States. They're also the least likely to receive justice, according to a report from Amnesty International.

Aid workers say most of the crimes are not perpetrated by Native American men. The report says that the perpetrators are most often outsiders, who know that little will be done to stop them.

The nonprofit group found that cases of rape and abuse of Native women on reservations or in Alaska are rarely prosecuted, compared with cases involving non-Native women.

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