Publications

Publications on this site are organised into different types. The categories are in the side menu and reflect some of the themes that IANSA, and its members and allies work on. Alternatively, you can view the most recently added publications below.

IANSA publications

Since 1998 a wide range of publications and resource materials have been produced by the IANSA Network. Production has been possible with donations and grants and all publications are produced on a non-profit basis by a small staff, including interns and volunteers who have assisted with translations and at various other levels within the production process.

Please note: Not all of the titles within this section are necessarily IANSA publications, nor all publishers/authors IANSA members. Please contact us if you have any queries.

UN Secretary-General Report on Small Arms and Light Weapons 19 September 2013
The present report builds on the 2011 report of the Secretary-General on small arms (S/2011/255) and updates the Security Council on a number of topics that are within its specific purview. These include current and emerging concerns on the issue of illicit small arms that have an impact on peace and security around the world, in particular in Africa, the protection of civilians in armed conflict and sexual violence in conflict.
antiMILITARISM: Political and gender dynamics of peace movements 30 June 2013
Writing between the nihilistic view that violence is inevitable and the utopian belief in the possibility of a violence-free world, Cynthia Cockburn carefully uncovers the movements' many tensions and antagonisms through a gendered lens. This book is the outcome of a two year funded project of research involving a sequence of studies of disparate elements of the anti- war, anti- militarist and peace movement viewed as a worldwide phenomenon. The work of IANSA, in particular that of members in Uganda, is the focus of the final case study, presented in Chapter 8 with focus on the IANSA Women’s Network. For more information and to read a sample chapter, please go to: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=536615
Bulletin 28: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 26 April 2012
This edition includes: PNG: Women demand disposal of guns • National commissions on small arms: a woman's perspective • UN small arms process: IANSA Women celebrate progress • Canada: Outrage at approval to destroy long gun registry • Caribbean: Radio interview on PoA • Pakistan: New report on guns and violence against women • Canada: UNSCR 1325 & SALW control • The Philippines: Government consults CSOs • ATT: Progress towards July negotiations • International Women's Day • 2011 Global Military Spending • Call for applications: Women PeaceMakers' Programme • Agnès Marcaillou: New Director of UNMAS • Angela Kane appointed High Representative for Disarmament Affairs • Resources
Bulletin 27: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 06 February 2012
This edition includes: Special Focus: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence • Turkey: National conference on Women's Perspectives on Individual Disarmament • Papua New Guinea: Women Only Training Institute • UK: WILPF Autumn seminar • Israel: Gun Free Kitchen Tables Campaign successes • African Union: Success on SALW control and gender • US: White Paper on 1325 National Action Plan • Upcoming UN Conferences: Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and UNPoA on small arms • Resources and announcements
New UN SG Report on Conflict-related Sexual Violence 26 January 2012
The report covers the period from December 2010 to November 2011 and includes: information on parties to conflict credibly suspected of committing or being responsible for acts of rape or other forms of sexual violence; highlights major outcomes of missions and political engagements undertaken by the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict; and describes key initiatives taken by the UN to address conflict-related sexual violence. This report is timely for IANSA women as we work towards an Arms Trade Treaty and prepare for the forthcoming Preparatory Committee from 13-17 February 2012. We will continue to call for measures to prevent gender based violence and sexual violence against women to be part of the ATT.
Why Women? Briefing papers 15 November 2011
These briefing papers provide a summary of key points from the IANSA Women's Network report, 'Why Women? Effective engagement for small arms control' published in October 2011.
Gender Self-Assessment Guide for the Police, Armed Forces and Justice Sector 10 November 2011
This self-assessment guide by The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is designed for use by police services, armed forces and justice sector institutions, and those working with them, but can be adapted for use by or with other institutions. This can be particularly useful to IANSA Women working with the security sector in their countries. The guide leads the institution through an eight-stage process to conduct an assessment, create an action plan, and monitor and evaluate the plan’s implementation.
Bulletin 26: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 27 October 2011
This edition includes: The proliferation of small arms in Mali since the crisis in Libya • The activism of IANSA Women at the Kenya-Somalia border • Non-State Torture in Canada • Small arms in El Salvador • The Disarm Domestic Violence campaign in Paraguay • Gender and SALW Training Institutes in Peru and Uganda • UNSCR 1325 in the US and the Netherlands • Announcements, events & resources.
Why Women? Effective engagement for small arms control 26 October 2011
Given the ongoing questions and challenges to women’s participation in peace and security, this publication aims to show why it is important to include women in small arms control and disarmament initiatives by consolidating information and opinions from experts on gender and security issues. It is based on interviews with 17 practitioners from around the world as well as a review of relevant materials and documents. It first presents a number of reasons for and examples why women’s participation is important in the field of small arms control and disarmament. It then highlights some of the challenges to women’s participation and provides some suggestions for overcoming them.
Women, Gender and Gun Violence in the Middle East 21 October 2011
This report presents the main findings of an assessment conducted in Lebanon, Jordan and Occupied Palestinian Territory from January to May 2011 by providing a situation overview, challenges and recommendations for future interventions. The proliferation of small arms has prevented women from exercising some of their most basic rights. Impacts include armed domestic violence and “crimes committed in the name of honour”, as well as long term social, economic and psychological effects of revenge killings between male family members, tribal vendettas and celebratory shootings resulting in death and serious injury.