Resources / Campaigns

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 […]


Disarm Domestic Violence Campaign

April 10, 2021

The IANSA Women’s Network disarm domestic violence campaign is the first international campaign that addresses one of the most serious aspects of small arms proliferation the deaths and injuries caused by guns in the home. This ongoing campaign aims to end all gender-based violence and protect women while keeping guns away from abusers. Intimate partner […]


Gun Free Valentine’s Day: February 14

February 14, 2021

The Gun Free Valentine’s Day campaign raises awareness of intimate partner violence, the increased risks to women of a gun in the home, and how laws can be used to save lives. In some countries, gun ownership is viewed as a sign of strength and masculinity. Sometimes, a man purchases a gun with the purported […]


End Celebratory Gunfire: December 20 – January 3

December 20, 2020

Celebrate with your heart, not your gun! In partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and South Eastern and Eastern Europe Clearinghouse for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SEESAC), IANSA promotes a campaign to end celebratory gunfire from December 20, 2020 to January 3, 2021. Celebratory gunfire, or the firing of […]


16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence 2020

November 25, 2020

The 2020 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) campaign called for a ceasefire and ran from November 25th – December 10, 2020. “Ceasefire” builds on the appeal for a ceasefire in conflicts around the world made by the United Nation’s Secretary-General. It also provides an opportunity to focus on various areas where gender-based […]


Africa Amnesty Month: September 2020

September 1, 2020

Africa Amnesty Month begins September 1, and aims to collect voluntarily surrendered small arms and light weapons (SALW). The African Union launched Amnesty Month in 2017 to help collect some of Africa’s millions of uncontrolled SALW. The initiative allows individuals to voluntarily surrender illicit SALW without fear of arrest or prosecution during the month of […]


Wear Orange Campaign: June 4 – 6, 2021

June 2, 2020

The Wear Orange campaign is a grassroots movement that began after the shooting death of 15-year old Hadiya Pendleton in 2013 in the American city of Chicago. A bright and talented teenager, Hadiya had sung at the second inauguration of President Barack Obama just two weeks earlier. Her family members and friends initiated the Wear […]


International Gun Destruction Day: July 9

July 9, 2019

International Gun Destruction Day (IGDD) is a campaign to remind our governments of the importance of small arms destruction as a vital measure to reduce the proliferation and misuse of small arms. We need governments worldwide to do more to control guns through a variety of measures. When it comes to surplus stocks of guns […]


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