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

In the new report 'Moment of Truth for Yemen', Amnesty International documents the brutal repression of a wave of protests against the rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh which has left 94 dead according to the organisation’s latest figures.

Members of the Control Arms Campaign have issued a press release demanding a thorough review of UK arms exports to the Middle East and North Africa. 

Amnesty International says a new report from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office reveals that UK policies have facilitated arms sales to Libya and other countries that were inconsistent with the UK government's stated aims of protecting civilians against human rights abuses.

On 16 March, 11 Central African countries adopted the “Sao Tomé Declaration on a Central African Common Position on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)”. 

Amnesty international is calling for states to immediately stop the supply of arms and ammunition to Bahrain, in response to recent violence against protesters in the country, killing at least 8 people.

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

During the Week of Action, researchers from the Caribbean Institute for the Rule of Law (ICED) are interviewing victims of gender violence to get firsthand information about the role and impact of firearms in cases of gender violence in Dominican Republic.

In France, Association Action Sécurité Etique Républicaines (ASER) has issued a press release calling the French Ministry of European and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defense, and parliamentarians who are members of the relevant working groups to promote a strong ATT.

In Amman, Jordan, the Women's Studies Centre at Jordan University organised a symposium on the impact of small arms on women in the home.

In a press release to launch the Week in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, Forum pour la Guvernance et les droits de l’Homme (FGDH) reminded the Congolese government about their commitments under the PoA

We are delighted to announce that a new national Action Network on Small Arms has been launched in Rwanda.

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