Indigenous women, girls, transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people continue to go missing and are murdered at an alarming and disproportionate rate.

The MMIWG2S+ genocide was the subject of a three-year National Inquiry, resulting in a Final Report and 231 Calls for Justice that outline the immediate and sustained action required to redress the overwhelming amount of violence against Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

Since the National Inquiry closed in 2019, the Government of Canada has been tasked with creating a National Action Plan to address the genocide, an issue that ninety percent of Canadians feel is important. However, to date there has been very little government progress made on the National Action Plan, with Canadians rating the government’s response to the MMIWG2S+ genocide as poor.

This website is dedicated to ending the ongoing MMIWG2S+ genocide and ensuring the continued safety of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.

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What is Safe Passage?

Safe Passage is a community-driven, trauma-informed, and survivor centered initiative created by the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) that tracks cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people (MMIWG2S+), monitors ongoing safety concerns, provides distinctions-based safety resources, educates the public and media about the MMIWG2S+ genocide, and commemorates and honours our stolen loved ones.

This project is the first of its kind, led by Indigenous peoples for Indigenous peoples, that documents the legacy of systemic violence that creates and maintains the MMIWG2S+ genocide, while also holding space for MMIWG2S+ families and survivors to have their stories be heard, believed, valued, and shared on their own terms

With a holistic and trauma informed national MMIWG2S+ database, research and educational tools, and culturally relevant support and care, Safe Passage seeks to inspire a transformational change. Together, we can end the MMIWG2S+ genocide and restore Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people’s place in the world as sacred, loved, and honoured members of their communities.

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MMIWG2S+ and Unsafe Experiences Map and Reporting Tool

Currently, there is no existing public data base that captures the full scope and scale of the MMIWG2S+ genocide in Canada that is led by Indigenous peoples for Indigenous peoples. The Safe Passage reporting tool and map fills this crucial gap by supporting survivors, family members to have their experiences and stories validated and heard on their own terms.

The Safe Passage reporting tool is trauma-informed and survivor centered, meaning that families and survivors can share as much or as little information about a known MMIWG2S+ case.  Additionally, community members can report any unsafe experience that they have had and feel believed, valued, and validated. Through community-based knowledge sharing of unsafe experiences, we can better monitor ongoing community safety concerns as they happen.

Both the information shared about MMIWG2S+ cases and unsafe experiences through the Safe Passage Reporting tools are visually represented on the Safe Passage Map to raise public awareness about the MMIWG2S+ genocide and increase safety amongst Indigenous community members.

Resource Hub

The National Inquiry’s Calls for Justice are aimed at actors ranging from all levels of government, service providers and the public. We all have a responsibility to act toward eliminating all forms of violence against Indigenous women, girls, transgender, gender-diverse, and Two-Spirit people.

To provide support to people working on the front line, the Knowledge Center is a resource hub for information and training resources to increase safety and work towards ending the MMIWG2S+ genocide.

Our Partners

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