New IANSA Womens Network position paper on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT)
The IANSA Women's Network has released its latest position paper, ‘The Arms Trade Treaty: An Important Opportunity to Prevent Gender Based Violence at Gunpoint’ which includes why and how the ATT must include measures to prevent gender based violence and sexual violence against women.
It states that, if the ATT is to be an effective legal instrument in regulating the international arms trade, recognition of the specific potential impacts of international transfers on women and their rights should be included. Such an approach would be consistent with broader UN practice of the inclusion of a gender perspective. It would also ensure that the international standards within the ATT to regulate conventional arms comprehensively addresses the full range of potential risks associated with trading and transfers.
The Arms Trade Treaty: An Important Opportunity to Prevent Gender Based Violence at Gunpoint is available here.