Campaigns

On this page you will find information and news about IANSA Campaigns. Scroll down for a calendar of upcoming events.

UN Small Arms Process

The UN PoA Meeting of Governmental Experts (MGE) 2011 concluded on Friday 13 May.

NGO presentations took place during the morning plenary session of Friday 13 May

A summary report of the main points of the afternoon session on Friday 13 May at the Open-Ended Meeting of Governmental Experts, 9-13 May 2011.

Disarm Domestic Violence

An International campaign for the Elimination of Violence against Women is under way.

In Israel, a newly proposed ‘Security Services Law’ threatens an existing, though un-enforced, clause of the Firearms Law that restricts security guards from taking their guns home. If the proposed law were implemented it would automatically allow security guards to take their guns home whilst off-duty.

Nearly 60% of women murdered in Argentina from 1997 to 2010 were killed with a gun, according to IANSA member Asociación para Políticas Públicas (APP).

The Arms Trade Treaty

Thanks to Kerian N. Pelenah of Liberians United to Expose Hidden Weapons for sharing this statement on the conviction of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.

On 23 April, members of the Philippine Action Network to Control Arms (PhilANCA) met with government agencies for a consultation on the Philippines’ position on the ATT.

A recent article by Orlidy Inoa of the Caribbean Institute for the Rule of Law (ICED), Dominican Republic, on the ATT has been published in the online publication Acento. Read it here.

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

M. Mwenebatende Dufina Tabu, president of the Association des Volontaires du Congo (ASVCO) gave a presentation to students of the University of Goma, following by a Q&A session on the week of action campaign, gun violence and the Kinshasa Convention. The students all expressed the wish to participate in a conference on small arms control and to encourage others to sign a petition calling on the central government of the DRC to ratify the Kinshasa Convention. Following the discussions, students decided to collect signatures on Friday at the university.

The President of the West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA) and Co-Chair of the IANSA International Advisory Committee, Baffour Amoa, was received by the Presidency of Cote d'Ivoire, where he took the opportunity to bring attention to the Week of Action and request Cote d’Ivoire's support for a strong and robust ATT during the Diplomatic Conference in July. Visiting Cote d’Ivoire from 10-15 June, the President of WAANSA also called on civil society to join the movement against gun violence and the proliferation of small arms.

Femmes des Médias pour la Justice au Congo (FMJC), IANSA Women in the DR-Congo, organised a Week of Action launch event. 49 people attended, including journalists and activists. In his opening speech, a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasised that the misuse of guns is not only the basis for violations of human rights and humanitarian law, but also discourages investments and prevents economic growth. Ms.

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