Resources / Campaigns

Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence: 3-9 June 2024

April 19, 2024

Every year, IANSA invites its members to join in solidarity to advocate for an end to the illicit trade and misuse of small arms and light weapons (SALW) by participating in the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence (GWoA), this year it will take place from 3 – 9 June 2024. IANSA’s theme this […]


16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (25 November – 10 December 2023)

November 13, 2023

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence will take place from 25 November until 10 December. IANSA’s theme this year is “Take Action! Stop gender-based violence now.” Small arms and light weapons (SALW) are used to perpetrate or facilitate gender-based violence (GBV). GBV involves any act of violence targeting an individual on the basis of their gender. […]


Gun Free Valentine: February 14 – March 8

February 14, 2023

From February 14 to March 8 (International Women’s Day), we invite you to join our Gun Free Valentine campaign, an initiative launched by IANSA member Gun Free South Africa (GFSA) and supported by IANSA to raise awareness of the risks of having a gun in the home. Having a gun in the home greatly increases […]


Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence: 1-8 June 2022

April 25, 2022

IANSA’s theme for the 2022 Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence (GWoA) is “Let’s work together: strict gun controls are urgent!” IANSA invites all of its members, supporters and anyone who wants to advocate and raise awareness on ending gun violence to participate in the campaign. The 2022 GWoA will take place from June […]


End Celebratory Gunfire: 22 December – 5 January

December 15, 2021

In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC) and Instituto de Enseñanza para el Desarrollo Sostenible (IEPADES), IANSA invites you to “Celebrate with your heart, not a gun!” and promote an end to celebratory gunfire. What is celebratory gunfire? […]


Aim for Change Campaign

September 13, 2021

The International Action Network on Small Arms, in collaboration with the Human Centred Design Program at Algonquin College (Canada) and Gun Free South Africa, has developed the Aim for Change campaign, a youth-focused workshop to express their views on issues such as how gun violence affects them, masculine identities, peer pressure and role models. Gun […]


Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence: May 31 – June 4, 2021

April 26, 2021

This year’s call to “Make your voice heard – Unite against gun violence” aims to acknowledge and continue the decades of collective action that Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence was built on. Leading up to The Seventh Biennial Meeting of States (BMS7) on the UN Programme of Action (UNPoA), we are encouraging members […]


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