Gendered Firearms Regulations: Assessing the Risk of Gender-Based Violence during Firearm Licence Applications
'When women are killed it tends to happen in the domestic sphere, and the perpetrator is often a current or former partner (Alvazzi del Frate, 2011, p. 114; Shaw, 2013, p. 18). Depending on the circumstances, such violence can be categorized as femicide, which is a form of gender-based violence (GBV). Often simplified as the murder of a woman ‘because she is a woman’, femicide occurs when ‘gender is central to the act of killing’, such as through dowry and so-called ‘honour’ killings, intimate-partner violence, sexual violence, or the murder of women engaged in sex work (Alvazzi del Frate, Hideg, and LeBrun, 2020, p. 8)...'
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