Human Rights Watch and Justice for Girls on report of RCMP abuse of BC Indigenous Women and Girls


On February 13, 2013, Human Rights Watch released an 89 page report entitled “Those Who Take Us Away: Abusive Policing and Failures in Protection of Indigenous Women and Girls in Northern British Columbia, Canada” documenting ongoing police failures, abuse and violence of police and RCMP towards Indigenous women and girls in British Columbia. The investigative report is the result of a request from Justice For Girls, after hearing countless accounts of abuse and violence from young girls and women at the hands of the police. Indigenous Waves spoke with Human Rights Watch researcher from the report Samer Muscati, followed by Advocate and Director of Justice For Girls, Asia Chopska.

Samer Muscati is the emergencies researcher in the women’s rights division at Human Rights Watch. A lawyer, documentary photographer, and former journalist, Samer has worked in Rwanda, Iraq, and East Timor. He specializes in the fields of human rights and development in post-conflict countries.

Asia Chopska is an Advocate and Director at Justice for Girls.


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Originally Aired Monday February 18, 2013

Photo Credit: © 2012 Samer Muscati/Human Rights Watch

2 Responses to “Human Rights Watch and Justice for Girls on report of RCMP abuse of BC Indigenous Women and Girls”
  1. Reblogged this on Clear Wind Blows Over the Moon and commented:
    Enough is enough – No more stolen sisters! #IdleNoMore #SistersinSpirit #opthunderbird #MMIW #VAW #1billionrising

  2. Craig Tough says:

    Great show! It’s nice to see someone talking to Human Rights Watch, and not just reporting on the government and the rcmp’s reaction or dismissal of it.

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