This webpage and the links and documents within it contain discussions of violence against Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people, violations of bodily integrity and genocide, which may be triggering.
NWAC is helping combat forced sterilization by educating Indigenous women about their rights. Our newly released Knowing Your Rights toolkit contains valuable information on informed consent, informed choice and decision-making, birth control options, patient rights and responsibilities, and how to take action if your rights have been violated. Visit our forced sterilization resources page to download the toolkit materials.
For further resources, crisis lines, toolkits and shelter contacts, NWAC has created a Resource ‘Zine with regional contact information.
If you are experiencing crisis, you may phone the Hope for Wellness Helpline at 1-855-242-3310.
NWAC envisions a world where Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people are safe from violence and free from discrimination. Canada must be held to the highest standard of human rights that exists in international and domestic law. Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people are rights holders. They have constitutional, reproductive and human rights that must not be violated. They deserve to have their free, prior and informed consent respected, upheld, and defended.