ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: The Flow of U.S. Guns and Violence Against Women in Mexico and Central America

Washington, D.C. — Whether through illegal channels or through legal exports, the flow of U.S. guns has an impact on security and stability in Mexico and countries in Central America. Often under-examined is how these weapons affect violence against women. In this webinar, experts will discuss how women in these countries face unique risks and challenges related to gun violence while also identifying policies and actions to address them.

Please join the Center for American Progress for an online webinar with Giada Greco from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Estefanía Vela Barba, from Intersecta, Organización para la Igualdad A.C.; Ana Yancy Espinoza, from Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano; and Cecilia Farfán-Méndez from Center for U.S.- Mexican Studies.

WHO:
Panel discussion:
Giada Greco, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Estefanía Vela Barba, Intersecta, Organización para la Igualdad A.C.
Ana Yancy Espinoza, Fundación Arias para la Paz y el Progreso Humano
Cecilia Farfán-Méndez, Center for U.S.- Mexican Studies

Moderated by:
Rukmani Bhatia, Senior Policy Analyst for Gun Violence Prevention, Center for American Progress

WHEN:
Thursday, June 25, 2020,
1pm ET

WHERE:
You must RSVP to watch the livestream event by clicking this link. Presentations will be in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish.

For more information, please contact Adam Peck at apeck@americanprogress.org