Introducing ProtectAllWomen.org: We Must Do More To Protect Women From Violence
October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and with it coming to a close we wanted to share a new resource on this important issue. Earlier this month The Center for American Progress launched ProtectAllWomen.org, a new website that provides state-specific information about the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence and highlights the work of partner organizations such as Americans for Responsible Solutions, the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and Everytown for Gun Safety. The website supports the work of the Protect All Women Leadership Network, a national network of women leaders seeking solutions that protect women from gun violence and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous abusers and stalkers.
BOTTOM LINE: From 2001 to 2012, 6,410 women were murdered in this country by an intimate partner using a gun—more than the total number of U.S. troops killed in action during the entirety of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan combined. We must do more to prevent stalkers and domestic abusers from having easy access to guns–it’s an issue that is too important to ignore.