Film, 24 minutes, 2023
Produced by Americas Program, JASS and Global Exchange
On average, six women are killed with firearms every day in Mexico. The so-called “war on drugs” increased the use of firearms against women, and the pandemic caused a spike in gender-based violence on the streets and in the homes. Most of the weapons come from the US.
Faced with multiple forms of violence, women are organizing. In Guerrero, displaced women have formed groups to seek aid and justice from the government, and make visible the serious crisis they face. Women are the backbone of the gun control movement in Mexico and the US. They also come together to protect and care for each other in situations of domestic violence.
The work of these women and many more, makes them safer while challenging the system that perpetuates gun violence. Meet the Women who dream of a world without gun violence.
Watch the film.
Report on Gender Violence with Firearms in Mexico: https://bit.ly/3JyR0hY