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

20 June 2014

The final meeting of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the States considered agenda item 10, the consideration of the Final Draft Document. Chairman Tanin introduced the oral revisions and editorial changes that would ensure the consistency of the document. Chairman Tanin asked the delegates for their consensus in the adoption of the Final Draft Document, and it was so decided. The floor was then opened for statements after the adoption.

19 June 2014 - Morning Session

The seventh meeting of the BMS5 was called to order by Chairman Zahir Tanin and began with statements by international, regional and non-governmental organisations.

18 June 2014 - Morning Session

The 5th meeting of the BMS5 was called to order by Chairman Zahir Tanin. The session broke up for delegation consultation then reconvened to discuss international cooperation and assistance.

17 June 2014 – Morning Session

The third meeting of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States was called to order by moderator, Anthony Simpson, of New Zealand. This session debated on the implementation of ITI for states to identify and trace small arms and light weapons and their ammunitions in a timely manner as contained in document a/conf/192/bms/2004/1. Two brief presentations were made on the related topic as proposed by the chair.

16 June 2014 – Morning session

The morning session was opened by the Deputy High Representative of Disarmament Affairs, Virginia Gamba.  She recalled that while over the past years there have been major achievements, member states still faced daunting challenges and hundreds of thousands of lives across the globe were destroyed by guns. Illegal guns created crime, conflict, threatened international aid workers and impeded development.

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).

On International Women's Day, the Coalition for Gun Control in Canada and a wide range of organisations promoting women's safety continue their fight for the national long gun registry.

IANSA Women all over the world are celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March, highlighting the campaign Disarm Domestic Violence, and calling for the inclusion of references to gender based violence in the Arms Trade Treaty.

The Arms Trade Treaty

An article by IANSA woman Folade Mutota of WINAD and the Caribbean Coalition for Development and the Reduction of Armed Violence places the need for a strong and comprehensive ATT in the Caribbean context.

A new Women’s Network Bulletin is now available.

From 27-29 April members of IANSA from Latin America and the Caribbean, as part of the Control Arms Campaign, are participating in a seminar on "Supporting the Arms Trade Treaty Negotiations through Regional Discussions and Expertise Sharing" in Montevideo, Uruguay.

On 15 April, civil society addressed the Consultative Committee of the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Material (CIFTA) of the Organisation of American States (OAS) in Washington DC, US.

The Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) and the Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network observed the Global Day of Action Against Military Spending on 12 April with a drumming event and vigil in New Delhi, India.

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

“There were zero homicides in Medellin on 15 June, during the Disarmament Week” Juan Felipe Palau, the Government Secretary of Medellin, Colombia, said on Twitter.

In Iraq, students, teachers, civil society organisations and decision makers were brought together in a conference in Karbala, organised by the Iraqi Organisation for Rehabilitating Society and Environment.

For the first time, Week of Action activities are taking place in Palestine.

In Burundi, voices of survivors have been the center of focus in several activities organised by IANSA members.

In Medellin, Colombia, women gathered in the Parque de Berrio square this morning for a vigil to show their support for civilian disarmament.

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