RESPONSE: Tavern mass shootings
GFSA’s Director Adele Kirsten responds to the tavern shootings of 9 July:
NEWSLETTER: June 2022 – Human rights, self-defence and public safety
Welcome to GFSA’s June 2022 newsletter, contents include:
- Guns and human rights: in conversation with Jeremy Vearey
- Changing pattern of gun violence: more multiple shootings, more multiple shots, more women killed in public spaces
- The burden of gun violence on SA’s health system
- Protecting our youth
- New SA research highlights risk of guns for self-defence
- Gun violence is preventable
BRIEFING 2 of 2022: Gun control, self-defence and public safety
Crime statistics for January to March 2022 confirm that violent crime in South Africa continues to rise.
In this context of high levels of crime, a weak criminal justice system, proposed amendments to tighten gun controls (including banning guns for self-defence), as well as forceful marketing by the firearms industry that guns are effective for self-defence, we can expect gun sales […]
BRIEFING 1 of 2022: Femicide in South Africa over 18 years
Femicide – the murder of women and girls – is the most extreme form of violence, and shows a country’s magnitude of violence against women.
South Africa’s third national femicide study looks at how femicide has changed over an 18 year period, comparing data from 1999, 2009 and 2017.
The findings of the Medical Research Council’s 2017 femicide study include that:
- While SA’s […]
STATEMENT: Latest SA femicide study highlights gun control integral to saving women’s lives
8 March 2022: The third national femicide study released by the SA Medical Research Council (MRC) to mark International Women’s Day shows the importance of gun control in protecting women and girls aged 14+.
Says Adèle Kirsten, Director of GFSA, “The latest MRC study is good news. It shows we have halved femicide in South Africa over the past 18 years. […]
Gun Free Valentines: Guns don’t belong in relationships
Women in South Africa are more likely to be killed by their husband or boyfriend than by a stranger, with legal firearms in the home posing a specific risk.
• Fact: Every 8 hours a woman is killed by an intimate partner in SA
• Fact: A woman is more likely to be murdered by her husband or boyfriend than by a […]