02/13/2014 01:07 EST | Updated 04/15/2014 05:59 EDT

NDP and native group want action on violence against women

NDP Status of Women critic Niki Ashton and the Native Women's Association of Canada are calling on the Conservative government to act on violence against women. They will hold a press conference on Parliament Hill at 1 p.m. ET. 

CBCNews.ca will be carrying their remarks live.

- Mobile users, watch the press conference here. 

The association also announced that they have delivered more than 23,000 signatures to the House of Commons in support of a national public inquiry into the more than 600 murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada.