Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA)

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SLANSA, IANSA member in Sierra Leone, and the Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms (SLeNCSA) held a joint press conference on the ATT and the UNPOA at the Commission’s Conference Room on Thursday 14 June 2012. The conference was attended by a cross section of the media and the story was carried by five radio stations, the national TV and four print media and an observer from Action on Armed Violence.

Joseph Smith of the Campaign for Peace and Non-Violence, Sierra Leone,  featured in a programme on West Africa Democracy Radio in Sierra Leone.

On 17-25 May, Florella Hazeley of the Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA) joined individuals and religious groups from all over the world at the International Ecumenical Peace Convocation (IEPC), organised by the World Council of Churches in Kingston, Jamaica.

A new article on child soldiers and Disarmament Demobilisation and Reintegration (DDR) programmes in Sierra Leone includes comments by Florella Hazeley of the Sierra Leone Action Network on Small Arms (SLANSA).

After a 2 year process, and with significant input from civil society, Sierra Leone established a National Commission to control the illicit circulation of weapons in accordance with the ECOWAS small arms Convention on 1 July.