Portugal: Armed domestic violence

A survey on armed domestic violence in Portugal has shown that the threat of gun use is the most common form of intimidation at homes. Whereas 30.7% of interviewed women referred that their culprit had access or owned a firearm, 39% affirmed not knowing if their intimate partner had a gun in the home. The national survey was undertaken by IANSA women from the Peace Studies Group (Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra University) and the Observatory on Gender and Armed Violence (OGAV). More