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

Women, gender and guns

IANSA Women all over the world are celebrating International Women’s Day on 8 March, highlighting the campaign Disarm Domestic Violence, and calling for the inclusion of references to gender based violence in the Arms Trade Treaty.

Armed violence and development

On 22 February, more than 100 community leaders gathered for a 3-hour workshop on how to reduce gun violence in Madaba, Jordan. It was organised by IANSA member Madaba for Supporting Development (MSD) with support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Armed violence and development

The online exhibition ‘Making Militarism Visible’, developed by New Profile in Israel, aims to provide the viewer with an understanding of how Israeli society perceives and justifies its military mindsets

Armed violence and development

Saferworld and Tongji University’s School of Political Science and International Relations have launched a new website to stimulate dialogue and deepen understanding in China on the global proliferation of conventional arms.

Children and armed violence

Just over 3,000 children are killed and 17,500 are injured by guns every year in the US, according to the blog site ‘Kid shootings’, run by members of Ceasefire Oregon Education Foundation, Protect Minnesota and States United to Prevent Gun Violence.

Latest resources

Public health

The EU office of the World Health Organisation compiles health-related data that incorporates gun injuries. Their database is a useful resource for researchers, especially epidemiologists.

UN Small Arms Process

This is the first edition of IANSA’s quarterly UN bulletin, issued as part of our improved communication strategy that we hope will assist you in your work. 

Women, gender and guns

In the USA, black females murdered by men are most often killed with a gun, almost always by someone they know according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report.

Women, gender and guns

The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the September 2010 Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for the UN Security Council.

Women, gender and guns

The latest issue of the IANSA Women's Network Bulletin is now available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.