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One in Three Native Women Experience Stalking in Their Lifetime

January is National Stalking Awareness Month, bringing attention to the impact of violence on American Indian and Alaska Native women, which remains a serious health problem.

Nearly one in two (or approximately 48.8 percent) of American Indian and Alaska Native women experienced stalking in their lifetime, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS).

Stalking is a form of power and control and is a threat to public health problems experienced by both men and women. Stalking involves a perpetrator's use of a pattern of harassing or threatening tactics that are both unwanted and cause fear or safety concerns in a victim, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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