Central African Republic: IANSA member dies

We are sad to report that Christine Abdoul, a longstanding member of the IANSA Women’s Network and president of Réseau des Femmes actives de l’Afrique Centrale (REFAC-RCA) in the Central African Republic passed away on 6 August 2011. Christine was an important participant in the formation of the Central African Action Network on Small Arms (CAANSA/RASALAC). As recently as March this year she represented IANSA in an experts’ meeting organised by UNREC in Nairobi, Kenya to revise the draft legal instrument for the control of small arms in Central Africa. Our thoughts go out to her family and colleagues in Central Africa.