SDG1: No poverty
Gun violence and poverty form a vicious cycle. The long-term consequences of gun-violence in communities limit investment, incur immense rebuilding costs, and place economic burdens on survivors and their caretakers—often women. The result in many places is that organized crime is strengthened; thereby amplifying gun violence within communities. The poorest within these communities, who have limited or no savings and mobility, face the brunt of the violence and economic decline and become reliant on gangs for income and protection. Survivors of gun violence often have life long disabilities and struggle to re-enter the economy, with limited support.
The connection between poverty and violence is impacting people all over the world, independent of the economic development of a country. Actually, all the SDGs are highly interlinked. Watch this short video to learn more: http://webtv.un.org/news-features/watch/sdg-progress-%E2%80%93-the-global-picture/6192384804001/?term=
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