IANSA welcomes our new UN Liaison Officer, Rose Welsch. She takes over from Michele Poliacof, whom we thank for her years of dedicated service, and for agreeing to continue sharing her wisdom and advice with us. Rose will be responsible for coordinating civil society participation in the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms (BMS6), to be held at UN Headquarters in New York 6-10 June 2016.
Pressure by individuals and organisations may provide the tipping point when arms exporting democracies weigh up their concerns about national interest versus human rights criteria, concludes Guy Lamb of Institute for Security Studies in the new article “South African Arms Exports: A Balancing Act”.
19 men from 17 countries in Central America, Africa, Asia and Europe participated in a training of trainers (ToT) on ‘Gender-Sensitive Active Non-Violence Training: Exploring Masculinities, Violence and Peacebuilding’ in Manila, Philippines from 1-16 July.
IANSA is a global voluntary network of organisations working to stop gun violence - including policy organisations, gun control groups, women's groups, research institutes, aid agencies, faith groups, health workers, survivors, human rights and community action organisations. More