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

International trade controls

Following active lobbying by the Fundacion Per la Pau, IANSA member in Spain, the Catalan Parliament has released a declaration where all the parliamentary groups expressed their support for a global ATT to regulate the arms trade.

Women, gender and guns

Jocelynne Scut, IANSA Women’s Network supporter, wrote an article entitled 'Is the Problem Facebook? Guns, Sport and the Macho Mentality', on the current debate in Australia surrounding two Olympic swimmers who put images of themselves in a Californian gun shop up on facebook and twitter. The article references IANSA and our campaigns. It is available here.

Women, gender and guns

CJR/1325 (the Centre for Studies on Justice and Resolution 1325), IANSA member in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is holding a meeting with the Foreign Affairs Minister to advocate for the implementation and ratification of the Kinshasa Convention. The Centre has also launched a debate on how to link implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security with the fight against gun violence.

International trade controls

The Colonie des Pionniers de Développement (CPD), IANSA member in Burundi, is working with local media, including the African Public Radio and the National Public Radio of Burundi to raise citizens’ awareness of the issues of gun violence and the importance of the government’s support for a strong Arms Trade Treaty.

Bethesaida, IANSA member in Rwanda, led a training workshop to discuss the means to reduce the misuse of SALW and organised debates with women in the area of Kigali. They are also working with pupils from the schools of the district to think about SALW and issues related to gun violence.

Latest resources

International trade controls

Summary report of the main points of the afternoon plenary session of the third day of the Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee, 11-15 July 2011.

International trade controls

Summary report of the main points of the morning plenary session of the third day of the Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee, 11-15 July 2011. 

International trade controls

Summary report of the 13 July Side Event, “The African context: Preventing the illicit arms trade through compliance and enforcement mechanisms in the Arms Trade Treaty” Organised by The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amnesty International and IANSA at the Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee, July 11-15.

International trade controls

Summary report of the main points of the afternoon plenary session of the second day of the 3rd Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee, 11-15 July 2011.

International trade controls

Summary report on the 12 July 2011 Side Event, “An Implementation Framework for an effective Arms Trade Treaty”, organized by Saferworld in association with the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Australia and Zambia, during the Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee, July 11-15 2011