In many urban gun crimes, men might be pulling the trigger, but women are supplying the guns.
Men who can’t pass criminal background checks use women to
straw purchase, smuggle and store guns for them.
One woman is capable of putting hundreds of guns on our streets. LIPSTICK transforms her from being part of the problem to being part of the solution. LIPSTICK deploys peer-to-peer education, social service intervention, public awareness campaigns and community organizing to empower women and girls to say No!
We refuse to be used to take a life.
LIPSTICK is a program of Citizens for Safety, a 501(c)3 nonprofit
LIPSTICK is women helping women keep guns out of the wrong hands. We are disrupting gun trafficking pipelines today and every day.
LIPSTICK gives us the education, peer support, and confidence to say, "We refuse to be used to take a life."
"Remember these fearless, undaunted, relentless women.
Women In The World
Lincoln Center – New York