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Action on Armed Violence, SEHLAC (Seguridad Humana en Latinoamerica y el Caribe), CERAC  (Conflict Analysis Resource Centre), SERPAJ Ecuador, Sou da Paz and the Violence Prevention Alliance in Jamaica are launching a report looking at national capacities to address the issue of armed violence in 12 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Stray bullets have killed on average one person every week in Colombia since 1990, according to IANSA member Centro de Recursos para el Análisis de Conflictos (CERAC). In a new study, prepared with support from the Small Arms Survey and the University of Geneva, they find that this type of violence is increasing, with 700 deaths documented in the last 10 years.

Several of the newly elected mayors and governors in Colombia who were inaugurated on 1 January have begun their term with the launch of innovative disarmament programmes. In the province of Antioquia and the city Medellín a ban on gun carrying by civilians was extended to the end of 2012.

Centro de Recursos para el Análisis de Conflictos (CERAC), an IANSA member in Colombia, reports that the largest ever gun destruction in the country took place in the city of Sogamoso on the International Day of Peace, 21 September.

The Conflict Analysis Resource Center (CERAC) in Colombia allied with local urban artist DjLu in the creation of a mural in Bogotá for the Global Week Of Action Against Gun Violence. The goal was to reach as many people as possible with the message: "In the game of war, nobody wins".

Centro de Recursos para el Análisis de Conflictos (CERAC) has launched 3 twitter pages where they will post news and facts about the conflict in Colombia, initiatives on gun violence-reduction and disarmament, and their work.