Many factors contribute to the increased vulnerability of Indigenous women and girls including discrimination, poverty, and colonization. In British Columbia the strip of Highway16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert is also known as the Highway of Tears due to the high number of women and girls reported murdered and missing in this area. Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls concluded that Canada's systemic neglect constitutes genocide under international law.
On June 3, 2021 the Canadian Government made the 2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan available to the public.
Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls: Web Resources
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Highway of Tears (Highway 16)
Highway of Tears: Reports
Red Women Rising: Indigenous Women Survivors in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside Report released April 3, 2019