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.

Gender Awareness in Research on Small Arms and Light Weapons: A Preliminary Report 31 December 2004
This report discusses how gender ideologies might influence people’s attitudes to small arms. It argues that gender shapes and constrains the behavior and attitudes of women and men, including creating differences in their approaches to and use of small arms.
Getting it Right, Doing it Right: Gender and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration 30 September 2004
This handbook is UNIFEM’s contribution to those planning and executing DDR. It contains reflections and lessons learned, case studies and practical guidance in the form of a model standard operating procedure.
Demobilization and Reintegration Programs: Addressing Gender Issues 31 May 2003
This study focuses on selected gender issues using data from pilot projects in several countries including Eritrea and Guinea-Bissau. It makes recommendations to ensure that female specific needs are identified and addressed, and proposes strategies that minimise gender discrimination.
Gender Perspectives on Small Arms and Light Weapons: Regional and International Concerns 30 June 2002
This publication gives a comprehensive overview of how local gender ideologies not only determine attitudes to small arms but underpin social and political practices which make women more vulnerable to violence everywhere.
In the Line of Fire: A Gender Perspective on Small Arms Proliferation, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution 05 January 2001
Report of a 2001 seminar held in preparation for the UN World Conference on Illicit Trade of Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects. Participants discussed the impact of small arms and light weapons proliferation on communities, emphasizing the gender aspect of the issue.
Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in a Peacekeeping Environment: Principles and Guidelines 31 May 1999
A collection of ‘lessons learned’ concerning DDR.