Skip to Conten
eliminating racism empowering women YWCA greater pittsburgh

YWCA Stands Against Gun Violence

Following the senseless shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio on August 3, 2019, YWCA Greater Pittsburgh reaffirms our commitment to ending gun violence

No community should have to endure such violence, and we call on our national leaders to act now to end the fear and establish common sense solutions to mass shootings. The motivations of the weekend’s shootings are still being investigated, but we know that women of color are over three times as likely to be murdered with a gun as white women – and that mass shootings are linked to domestic violence.

Join us as we take action to end the tragedy of mass shootings. Contribute to safe communities where all can experience peace, justice, freedom, and dignity

Did you know?

According to the Center for Disease Control, African American women are over three times more likely to be murdered with a gun than white women.

Read more about YWCA's position on gun violence.


Back to top