DR Congo: regional pre-BMS meeting takes place

In Kinshasa (DR Congo) another regional pre-BMS meeting was attended by IANSA members and government officials from 10 Central African countries. States committed to submitting their national reports on the implantation of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) and recommended that National Commissions engage fully with civil society groups. IANSA woman Kenneth Enim Ampi reports that governments emphasised the importance of taking into account women’s needs in gun control initiatives.