FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2022
Women Watch Afrika Condemns the senseless shooting massacre of innocent children and their teachers that took place in Uvalde, Texas. This was an unspeakably heinous act of violence, and sadly is one more addition to what seems to be a never-ending series of mass killings at schools, churches, stores, and movie theaters.
During the attack, the gunman shot several individuals, killing 18 children and 3 adults. These were innocent lives stolen.
Women Watch Afrika Founder and CEO, Glory Kilanko issued the following statement:
“Women Watch Afrika condemns this senseless shooting and targeting of innocent children. We send condolences to the families who lost their loved ones, to those whose families were injured, and to community as a whole. This was yet another copycat act of gun violence. Women Watch Afrika is making an urgent call to the United States Supreme Court to take a position on gun control. The Supreme Court is more concerned about undeveloped fetus in the womb but is exposing our children to gun violence and death by gun violence everyday. Guns take more lives in the US than all the alleged abortions performed totaled. This trauma is becoming too frequent. Enough is Enough. As mothers, and as individuals who work in communities where the majority have experienced war, the frequent shootings and killings provoke traumatic flashbacks. In light of the announced death of the gunman, WWA asks for the only justice available for the victims–gun control. We need to protect our children and our communities.”
This is a time for action. This heinous act affects us all. We cannot be silent.
As an expert in this field, Women Watch Afrika provides trainings as a consultant on numerous issues. For more information on training, guidance, consulting services, and/or information on working with immigrant communities contact Glory Kilanko, Founder and Executive Director, Women Watch Afrika, Inc. at 404-759-6419 or email@example.com
About Women Watch Afrika:
Women Watch Afrika is a grassroots, nonprofit, international, national, and local social justice organization focused on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and girls, the promotion of social and economic development and health equity of women, and the acculturation of immigrants and refugees (men and women) arriving to the United States from 23 African nations.
In line with its goal, Women Watch Afrika provides Social Services, Civic Engagement and Voter Registration, Legal Services, Advocacy, Health Education, Legal Education, End Domestic Violence classes, Stop FGM/C workshops, Reproductive Rights Education, Know Your Rights workshops, Citizenship Preparation; and Advocates against unjust, discriminatory laws that affect the community.
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