NOW Foundation Sends Gun Violence Report to U.N. Human Rights Council

Citing the prevalence of gun violence in the United States and the fact that women are more likely to be victims than men, the NOW Foundation submitted a report for the Ninth Periodic Review of the U.S. by the U.N. Human Rights Council. The report documents the correlation between violence against women and family members with readily available firearms. The report also suggests numerous initiatives that would reduce access to firearms by violent individuals.

The report was prepared by West Virginia NOW leader Dr. Christina Vogt and is an expansion of a paper submitted by the NOW Foundation earlier this year for a University of Virginia Law School Human Rights Clinic roundtable discussion with U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo.

Read the full report (PDF)