The IANSA Women's Network

The IANSA Women's Network is the only international network focused on the connections between gender, women’s rights, small arms and armed violence. It was formed in 2001 as a women’s caucus at IANSA events and now links members in countries ranging from Fiji to Senegal, Argentina to South Africa, Canada to Sudan.

The IANSA Women's Network is composed of individuals and groups working to:

    * Stop gun violence against women in the home, on the streets or on the battlefield;
    * Involve women fully in peacemaking, peacebuilding and disarmament;
    * Ensure that women’s interests are served by policies on guns;
    * Reduce military spending;
    * Break the link between violence and masculinity;
    * Prevent gun violence around the world

The network members produce information materials, advocate for new policies, and engage with civil society, governments and international organisations.

Our quarterly Bulletin, Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence, in English, Spanish and French contains profiles of members, articles on women, gender and small arms, and a listing of news, resources and events.

For more information, visit the Women's Network website at www.iansa-women.org