Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

The Week of Action highlights the international campaign to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. This year the Week of Action took place from the 11-17 June 2012. 

We would like to congratulate everyone involved in another successful Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence. Events were organised all over the world with incredible levels of participation, impact and media coverage, illustrating again the diversity and strength of the global movement. Thank you all for sharing inspirational information, photos and media coverage from your events.  Reports are still coming in and we are working very hard to get them all up on our website. 

Participation during the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence (WoA) 2010 grew to 267 IANSA members in 102 countries confirming that the Week of Action is now synonymous with CSO solidarity on the issue.

2011 saw a wide variety of successful activities in over 80 countries, including many focusing on the UN Programme of Action on small arms, the Arms Trade Treaty and the Disarm Domestic Violence campaign. From murals in Latin America to lawyers' gatherings in Central Asia to football matches in Africa, the diversity of the movement was clearly visible with one unifying message - ‘make us safer from gun violence’.

 

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The West Africa Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA- Burkina) launched the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence with a press release announcing the main themes and activities for the week in Burkina Faso.

As part of the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence, Cameroon Youth and Students Forum for Peace (CAMYOSFOP), sent letters to the Minister of external Relation and the Chair of National Assembly of Cameroonian Parliament, calling for ratification of the Central African convention on Small Arms, also known as the Kinshasa Convention.

The Secretary of Government of Medellin, Colombia, Juan Felipe Palau Ángel, launched the campaign "Fair play: living without guns", supported by members of the police, military, churches, professional sportsmen and women, schoolchildren and the Department of sports and recreation.

In Brazil, Instituto Sou da Pas has launched a ‘cyberaction’ encouraging people to tweet or submit photos of themselves featuring the word ‘#desarme’ (disarmament).

Statement by Sergio Duarte, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs on the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence, 13-19 June 2011

The Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence 2011 has started, already we are aware of events in more than 70 countries.

In less than 3 weeks we will celebrate the Global Week of Action against Gun Violence!

As the Global Week of Action against Gun Violence, 13-19 June 2011, approaches, we would like to share with you some ideas about events and campaigns organised by IANSA members

Click on the links below to download the brand new logo for the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence 2011 in English, French or Spanish. You can also download the stylesheet, which gives you an idea of how you can use this logo for your Week of Action campaigning this year.

The Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence 2011 will take place from 13-19 June.

In Macedonia, the winners of a children’s drawing competition launched during the Global Week of Action against gun violence were announced on 21 October.

Congratulations to everyone involved in the 2010 Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence.

Southern African police chiefs gathered in Johannesburg on 25-26 March to plan their activities for the year.

The Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence will take place on 10-16 May.