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The disappearing of indigenous women in Canada is not about climate change, off course, but it is a most important issue. Thus we want to attract your attention on the solidarity campaign to be launched Monday December 1st
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Dear Friends,

On Monday December 1, 2014 at 10am PST/1pm EST the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA) will officially launch our Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women at www.fafia-afai.org/solidarity-campaign.

About the Campaign:

In early 2015, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) will release reports on their investigations into the murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada.

FAFIA and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) requested formal investigations by the CEDAW Committee and the IACHR. The violence against Canada’s Aboriginal women and girls is a human rights crisis for the country, and FAFIA and NWAC believe that scrutiny by international experts will help to increase respect for the human rights of women and girls.

The investigations are the first inquiries by international human rights bodies into violations of the human rights of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. We invite you to learn more about FAFIA’s Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women and to help spread the word about the human rights of Aboriginal women and girls.

What You Can Do Today:

Visit the Campaign of Solidarity website to learn about FAFIA and NWAC’s work at the CEDAW and IACHR and share this information widely!

Sign on to our Solidarity Network to support the call for the full implementation of the human rights of Canada’s Aboriginal women and girls, receive campaign updates, and have your name listed publicly on our website as part of our network. Encourage your contacts to sign up as well!

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to see what we’re up to, and encourage your friends to do the same!

What you can do Monday December 1st, beginning at 10am PST/1pm EST:


Participate in our launch Monday December 1st at 10am PST/1pm EST by posting about the campaign on social media. Help spread the word about this campaign and the human rights of Aboriginal women and girls with your networks on our launch day! Tweet a link to the Solidarity Campaign website or encourage your Facebook friends to sign up for the Solidarity Network…just get the word out! Get creative and share widely, or use some of our suggested Facebook posts and tweets.

Suggested Facebook Posts:

Today FAFIA has launched its solidarity network to support improved response to violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Join #FAFIAsolidarity and get ready for advocacy around the forthcoming UN and Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reports on the murders and disappearances of Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. Join the Solidarity Network here: http://eepurl.com/7N1D9

http://www.fafia-afai.org/solidarity-campaign

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The FAFIA Solidarity Network is a newly launched network for those wanting to stay informed about FAFIA’s women’s rights activities to improve state response to violence against Aboriginal women and girls.

FAFIA and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) requested formal investigations by the UN CEDAW Committee and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The violence against Canada’s Aboriginal women and girls is a human rights crisis for the country, and FAFIA and NWAC believe that scrutiny by international experts will help to increase respect for the human rights of women and girls.

Join #FAFIAsolidarity to learn more about the issue and get involved: http://eepurl.com/7N1D9

http://www.fafia-afai.org/solidarity-campaign

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Join the new #FAFIAsolidarity network to learn more about the FAFIA Campaign of Solidarity with Aboriginal Women and to spread the word about the human rights of Aboriginal women and girls.

FAFIA and the Native Women’s Association of Canada prompted the first investigations by international human rights experts on the issue of violence against Aboriginal women and girls in Canada. The reports are forthcoming. Join the #FAFIAsolidarity network and stay informed about on-going FAFIA action around these reports and other efforts to strengthen the rights of Aboriginal women and girls: http://eepurl.com/7N1D9

http://www.fafia-afai.org/solidarity-campaign

Suggested Tweets:

Stand w/ @FAFIAAFAI for the #humanrights of Aboriginal women & girls #FAFIAsolidarity #idlenomore #MMIW #endVAW http://bit.ly/14SMDZh

Join @FAFIAAFAI in supporting the #humanrights of Aboriginal women & girls #FAFIAsolidarity #idlenomore #MMIW #endVAW http://bit.ly/14SMDZh

Care about women’s rights in Canada? Join @FAFIAAFAI #FAFIAsolidarity to learn about efforts to address #MMIW http://bit.ly/14SMDZh

Join @FAFIAAFAI in solidarity with Canada’s Aboriginal women & girls #FAFIAsolidarity #idlenomore #MMIW http://bit.ly/14SMDZh

We hope you will stand in solidarity with Canada’s Aboriginal women and girls once the reports are released, and share information about this campaign with your contacts!

Contact:

If you have questions about the campaign, please email Campaign Coordinator Cherry Smiley at solidarity@fafia-afai.org.

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