Gun Violence, Disability and Recovery
About the book:
● FOREWORD: José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (1996), President of Timor-Leste (2007–12) and current Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Guinea-Bissau provides the Foreword. Ramos-Horta is himself a survivor of gun violence, the target of an assassination attempt in 2008.
● CONTRIBUTIONS FROM SURVIVORS OF GUN VIOLENCE: Contains stories and reflections from over 35 survivors of gun violence from countries including Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Norway, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda and the USA. This also includes the perspectives of carers, and secondary survivors who are grieving the loss of family and friends.
● CROSS DISCIPLINARY CONTRIBUTIONS: Some 45 practitioners and professionals contributed to the book including physiotherapists, trauma surgeons, disability rights activists, nurses, gender specialists, violence reduction practitioners, aid workers, lawyers, victims’ rights advocates, psychologists, sociologists, social workers, criminologists, economists, social protection experts, and community workers.
● ENDORSEMENTS: The book has been endorsed thus far by over 20 eminent individuals, experts and survivors of gun violence. Read the endorsements.
● PEER REVIEW PROCESS: We chose to work with an independent publishing house in order to make the book as widely available and to ensure that all sales were entirely directed to survivors of gun violence. However this does not mean the contents of the book were not subject to high levels of scrunity and peer review. Over 65 peer reviewers from a variety of disciplines, including survivors of gun violence, ensured accuracy and policy relevance. For a list of reviewers.
Purchase the book:
You can buy the book in three possible formats: as an ebook, PDF file or order a good old fashioned paper book which will be posted to you.
All proceeds — 100% — from the sale of the book (in all its forms) are going directly to the Transitions Foundation in Guatemala, an inspiring organisation working with little sustained financial support, established by survivors of violence working directly with people injured and impaired from gun violence, as well as disability more broadly. The Director, Alex Gálvez, shot and paralysed at the age of 14 while on his way to buy a soft drink, is on the cover of the book. In South Africa, sales of the book are being directed to the Ronnie Fakude Trust. A section of the book focuses on the plight of Ronnie Fakude, paralysed from gun violence, and on remand in jail with limited medical care.
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