Exclusive conference coverage from openDemocracy 50.50: Georgetown student and activist Sarah Clements writes about How to fight gun violence in Trump’s America ahead of our Evolve the Mvmt conference.
Somewhere at the intersection of gender and violence in the United States falls gun violence. Five women are killed with guns every day in the US, according to a 2014 Center for American Progress report. Between 2001 and 2012 more than 6,400 women were killed by intimate partners using guns — more than the total number of US troops killed during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars combined. Furthermore, women in the US are 11 times more likely to die this way than women in other high-income countries.
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