Domestic violence impacts Native American women in complex and subtle ways.
Among those ways are increased rates of stalking against Native American Women. According to the Department of Justice, Native American women experience stalking at higher rates than women of other ethnic backgrounds. Stalking is a particularly insidious form of intimidation—it prevents women who have left abusive relationships from feeling safe in their homes, places of employment, or her house of worship.
With increased use of smartphones and their GPS , stalking has become easier than ever. The ability to stalk a partner is just an app download away. Senator Al Franken has currently purposed legislation that would ensure the illegality of stalking apps. You can hear him talking to Morning Edition’s Cathy Wurzer about the purposed legislation here.