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Crime Prevention 101

Crime Prevention 101

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February 25th 2010:Native American Women and Rape - and - Avon's Response to Domestic Violence

According to Amnesty International, Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than women of other ethnic groups. Due to legal jurisdictional conflicts regarding crimes committed on reservations, lax response by law enforcement and lack of services, Indian women can pretty much be raped with impunity. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone speaks with Charon Asetoyer, of the Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center, about what can be done to change this situation. Then, Susan speaks with Mary Quinn, from the Avon Foundatio

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CHARON ASETOYER

CHARON ASETOYER IS A PROUD COMANCHE INDIAN AND HAS BEEN A NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN'S HEALTH ADVOCATE AND ACTIVIST FOR MORE THAN 22 YEARS. SHE’S THE FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN'S HEALTH EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTER …. LOCATED ON THE YANKTON SIOUX RESERVATION IN SOUTH DAKOTA. AND SHE’S RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR HER WORK ON BEHALF OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN INCLUDING BEING APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON TO SERVE ON THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.
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