Network to Prevent Gun Violence in the Americas
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The global burden of gun violence accounts for more than 250,000 deaths worldwide, and half of these deaths occur in just six countries – all in the Americas.This public health and humanitarian crisis has significant challenges, requiring multiple policy and program approaches for making our respective nations healthy and safe.
Gun Violence in the Americas: Local Solutions to a Hemispheric Challenge
hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)
DATE: July 16, 2020
TIME: 1:00-2:00 PM EDT
For over a decade now, the Americas have had the highest rates of gun violence in the world. This burden is largely concentrated in the region’s cities. In 2019, 47 of the world’s 50 most violent cities were in the Americas (http://seguridadjusticiaypaz.org.mx/sala-de-prensa/1590-boletin-ranking-2019-de-las-50-ciudades-mas-violentas-del-mundo). The relatively free flow and easy access to firearms in the hemisphere – both legal and illegal – is a clear common denominator. Ultimately, regulating and reducing the arms trade holds promise to save countless lives. Yet, with someone in the hemisphere dying violently every three minutes, the work of saving lives cannot only wait for laws and policies to change; it involves action at multiple levels.
In this webinar, experts will discuss how cities and affected communities are leading the way as innovators and practitioners in preventing gun violence.
Presentations will be in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish.
"Measuring the Rise of Gun Violence Across Presidential Administrations in Mexico," Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, 2019.
"Beyond Our Borders: How Weak U.S. Gun Laws Contribute to Violent Crime Abroad," Center for American Progress, February 2018.
Gun Violence in Mexico and Central America Resources
July 9, 2020 "Assault Weapons Ban in the Americas"
June 25, 2020 "The flow of U.S. guns and violence against women in Mexico and Central America"
May 28, 2020 "Regional strategies to stop the flow and use of firearms in Mesoamerica"
May 14, 2020 "Arms Trafficking in the Americas"
April 21, 2020 "Facing the Challenges and the Path to Solutions"
March 24, 2020 "Webinar | Gun Violence in the Americas" hosted by the Consortium on Universities on Global Health (CUGH)