MMIW advocate pans RCMP’s 10-day social media campaign – CBC

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MMIW advocate pans RCMP’s 10-day social media campaign – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2015450 Views

Oct 06, 2015

Campaign highlights specific cases and asks public to submit tips online

A 10-day Twitter and Facebook campaign designed to locate missing women is being called insensitive by an advocate for murdered and missing aboriginal women.

In the campaign, designed to generate discussion, awareness and tips on cases, the RCMP share 10 cases of missing aboriginal women on the social media sites. It’s now in its third year.

“I think any sort of efforts to bring awareness about some of our women and girls that are missing is great. I think this campaign, however, is insulting,” said Leah Gazan, a University of Winnipeg professor and an advocate for missing and murdered aboriginal women.

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