Benin: Week of Action 2011 activities

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. After a seminar on good ethics against gun violence at the Abomey-Calav university, they met with 43 representatives of the National Assembly of Benin urging them to  promote a strong ATT. Badges and leaflets were distributed and banners were displayed at the university and over the entrance to the National Assembly. On 16 June, they held a press conference in Porto Novo on the themes for the Week. Journalists from 22 newspapers, 4 radio stations an one TV station attended, along with civil society and local authorities. The press conference was considered a great success and covered widely in the media the next day