Work areas

The problem of small arms proliferation is multidimensional– that is why such a broad array of organisations around the world are so concerned about it. On this page you will find the latest news and resources on some of the hot topics for groups working against small arms and light weapons.

Latest news

IANSA has signed on to an open letter by the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security to the UN Secretary General about the upcoming appointment of a new Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Women, gender and guns

Renowned academic Cynthia Cockburn has released her new book ‘antiMILITARISM: Political and gender dynamics of peace movements’.

International trade controls

There are two stages involved in accrediting your NGO, and registering participants to attend the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Diplomatic Conference, UN Headquarters in New York, 2-27 July 2012.

National gun laws

The National Coalition for Gun Control in Australia is calling for a nationwide ban on semi-automatic handguns, after a new report on crime in the state of New South Wales shows that the rate of drive-by shootings between 2010-2011 increased by 40%.

Women, gender and guns

Nearly 60% of women murdered in Argentina from 1997 to 2010 were killed with a gun, according to IANSA member Asociación para Políticas Públicas (APP).

Latest resources

This is the first of our quarterly Updates on IANSA in Africa to keep you informed of progress on the continent. This issue focuses on a project coordinated by The Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA), entitled ‘The Fight Against the Illicit Accumulation and Trafficking of Firearms in Africa’. 

UN Small Arms Process

This is the second edition of IANSA’s quarterly UN Bulletin.

The purpose of this bulletin is:

  1. To keep you informed about developments at the UN during the past three months,
  2. To flag upcoming events for which you may want to prepare or which may offer opportunities for action at the local, national or regional level.

This edition contains: an update from the New York office; details from the recent Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty and UN Commission on the Status of Women; and upcoming events.

Children and armed violence

This document details children and adults killed in shcool shootings since 1996. 

National gun laws

This policy brief was produced by Garen Wintemute of the Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at the University of California,Davis, in response to a policy proposal put forward by Mayors Against Illegal Guns

International trade controls

This report, published by IANSA and Amnesty International, examines the role an ATT can play in preventing and reducing those forms of armed violence in which conventional arms are used