Disarm gun violence as 65% illegal arms perpetuate violence against women

Speakers call for strict check on proliferation of small arms

No more time to let gun violence continue as 65% illegal firearms are being used to perpetuate violence against women and 94% of perpetrators use such arms directly to threaten their wives, said a recent study conducted in four districts of South Punjab. The study conducted by AwazCDS on ‘Status of Domestic Gun Violence against Women in districts Multan, Muzafargarh, Dera Ghazi Khan and Rajanpur’ was launched at a seminar on ‘Proliferation of Small Arms and their Impact on Internal Security Dynamics jointly organized by Awaz- Center for Development Studies, Community Appraisal and Motivation Programme (CAMP) and Journalists for Democracy and Human Rights (JDHR). The seminar was organized in connection with Global Week of Action against Gun Violence being observed in more than 70 countries till Sunday (19th June). The International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) has given the call for observance of the week. read more