Did you know that today is Red Dress Day? On this day, we wear red dresses or shirts, or hang a red dress in the trees in our yard to represent the estimated 4,000 missing indigenous women in Canada and the estimated 6,000-10,000 missing women in the United States.
Did you know that: “One in three Native women will be raped in their lifetime, and three in five will be physically assaulted. Native women are more than twice as likely to be stalked than other women and, even worse, Native women are being murdered at a rate ten times the national average.”????
That’s right. They have a 1 in three chance of being raped, a 3 in 5 chance of being assaulted, are twice as likely to be stalked, and are 10 times more likely to be murdered than women of any other descent.
We need to change those statistics.