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

This is the second edition of IANSA’s quarterly UN Bulletin.

The purpose of this bulletin is:

  1. To keep you informed about developments at the UN during the past three months,
  2. To flag upcoming events for which you may want to prepare or which may offer opportunities for action at the local, national or regional level.

This edition contains: an update from the New York office; details from the recent Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty and UN Commission on the Status of Women; and upcoming events.

About 10,000 people were evacuated, several were injured and one person was killed by explosions when a firearms depot caught fire in Maracay, Venezuela on 30 January.

This is the first edition of IANSA’s quarterly UN bulletin, issued as part of our improved communication strategy that we hope will assist you in your work. 

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

Civil society organisations addressed the UN General Assembly First Committee on 25 October.

The newly elected IANSA International Advisory Council (IAC) held its second teleconference meeting on 19 October. The meeting focused on priorities for IANSA in 2012

The US, Russia and European countries have supplied large quantities of weapons to Bahrain, Egypt, Libya, Syria and Yemen since 2005, despite evidence that there was a substantial risk that they could be used to commit serious human rights violations.

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

“Forming coalitions to say no to gun violence: what is everyone’s role?” was the topic of discussion at a conference organised by REBAL-BUANSA and the Permanent National Commission against the proliferation of SALW (CNAP) in Burundi on 17 June.

The Benin national section of the West African Action Network on Small Arms (WAANSA) engaged with students, politicians and journalists to ensure the widest possible coverage of the week.

On 18 June, Save Youth Future Association held a workshop and theatre show about gun violence for 50 vulnerable young people in Gaza, Palestine.

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