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Guns are out of hand

27 Oct 2022|Media Releases|

Gun violence comes from many sides: murder, mischance, mistakes… but every shooting is avoidable – if there was no gun at all. This Global Disarmament Week (24-30 October 2022), GFSA launched the #GunsoutofHand campaign to tell the stories of ordinary South Africans whose lives have been instantly shattered by a gun.

“By showing the irreparable and irreversible impact guns out […]

2710, 2022

BRIEFING 3 of 2022: Using the principle of limits to stop SA’s gun violence epidemic

27 Oct 2022|Gun Policy Briefs|

The latest quarterly crime statistics confirm the gun violence epidemic in South Africa: 30 people were murdered with a gun every day between 1 April and 30 June 2022, up from 23 a day in 2019/20. Briefing 3 summarises the latest statistics on gun violence in South Africa, as well as studies that offer solutions to our gun violence epidemic.

2101, 2022

Hold the police accountable

21 Jan 2022|Take Action|

The police are supposed to protect the public from crime and violence, but some officers engage in unlawful behaviour such as corruption, brutality and torture. Holding police officers accountable for wrongdoing is therefore essential.

812, 2021

BRIEFING 4 of 2021: A snapshot of injury-related death in SA in 2017

8 Dec 2021|Gun Policy Briefs|

Briefing 4 summarises South Africa’s 2nd injury mortality survey which analyses 2017 mortuary data.  The survey gives a snapshot of who, how, where and when people died including detailed information on the weapon used in murder or suicide.

The main findings of the 2017 injury mortality survey include that:

‒             More people were murdered than died […]

612, 2021

16 Days of Activism: Disarm gender-based violence

6 Dec 2021|Media Releases|

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the Global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which runs from 25 November (International Day Against Violence Against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day).

Despite three decades of ardent campaigns to end gender-based violence (GBV), hundreds of millions of women and girls continue to be abused, deprived of their human rights and […]

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