The presence of a firearm in a home with domestic violence can transform an argument into homicide in a fraction of a second. This factsheet includes information and statistics on women, children, and gun violence.
Elizabeth, many girls and women often travel in darkness to water sources so they can return before sunrise. During this time, they are more susceptible to violence and sexual assault. In Zambia and other countries, girls know there is a risk of rape every time they leave their homes to fetch water. But neglecting their water collecting duties, or waiting until a safer hour of the day, are not choices these women are allowed to make.