March 24, 2022 | Mass Violence and Atrocities
Understanding the Gendered Impacts of Urban Gun Violence and Ways to Address Them
Around the world, a person is killed every fifteen minutes by a firearm. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, gun violence has surged, with more than one-third of homicides involving a firearm. While men make up more than 80% of victims of gun violence, women are disproportionately impacted by intimate partner violence, accounting for up to 82% of those slain by a loved one. Gun violence is also on the rise in some cities, exacerbating inequalities and eroding the resilience of already vulnerable communities.
Both the Peace in Our Cities and GENSAC networks are made up of urban and local actors dedicated to preventing and reducing violence and putting an end to the proliferation of small arms. Formed under the umbrella of the Pathfinders Halving Global Violence grand challenge, both networks engage governments and CSO actors in peacebuilding and conflict prevention to promote peace, gender justice, and equality through research and advocacy.
The main objective of this webinar is to deepen our understanding of the relationship between gun violence and gender-based violence. This session aims to shed light on the link between urban gun violence and its impact on gender, and identify ways to promote gender responsive small arms control policies in urban settings.
Registration can be completed here. This event is open registration and will be held in Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation into English and French.
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