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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.

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.
Por qué es importante la participación de las mujeres en el desarme y el control de armas pequeñas 15 November 2011
Nos alegra compartir con ustedes dos recursos nuevos: un breve documento introductorio sobre "¿Por qué es importante la participación de las mujeres en el desarme y el control de armas pequeñas?" y un documento sobre "Desafíos y áreas de acción." Estos documentos resumen los principales elementos del reporte de la Red de Mujeres de IANSA, "¿Por qué las mujeres? Una participación efectiva para el control de las armas ligeras," publicado en octubre de 2011 e escrito por Corey Barr con Sarah Masters. Dados las preguntas y desafíos constantes a la participación de mujeres en las áreas de paz y seguridad, estos documentos muestran por que es importante incluir las mujeres en las iniciativas de desarme y control de armas pequeñas, consolidando información y opiniones de expertos sobre el género y los problemas de seguridad.
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.
Boletín 26: Mujeres trabajando: previniendo la violencia armada 27 October 2011
Proliferación de armas ligeras en Malí • Mujeres de IANSA activas en la frontera Kenia-Somalia • Tortura non estatal en Canadá • Violencia armada en el Salvador • Paraguay: Desarmando la violencia doméstica • Formaciones sobre género y armas ligéras en Perú y Uganda • Resolución 1325 en los EEUU y en Holanda • Anuncios • Eventos y recursos
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.
Global Burden of Armed Violence Report 21 October 2011
This Report confirms what IANSA women have known for many years, “The proportion of homicides related to intimate partners or the family represents a significant proportion of homicides in some countries in Europe and Asia.” Chapter 4 focuses on ‘When the Victim is a Woman’ and seeks to disaggregate the demographics of armed violence and capture the ways in which women of different ages are at risk. It also considers the particular settings and risks shaping femicide and sexual violence.
Resultados: Estudio Incidencia de las armas de fuego en la violencia de genero 19 October 2011
Esta investigación se ha centrado en el impacto de las armas de fuego en la violencia de género e intrafamiliar, es decir, el impacto de la violencia que proviene del uso de armas de fuego en los hogares de las mujeres.
UNODC report: Global Study on Homicide 12 October 2011
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its first “Global Study on Homicide”, which shows that young men, particularly in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Central and Southern Africa, are at greatest risk of falling victim to intentional homicide. Firearms are behind rising murder rates in those regions, where almost three quarters of all homicides are committed with guns, compared to 21% in Europe. The report also shows that women are at greatest risk of murder due to domestic violence. This confirms IANSA's position as part of the Disarm Domestic Violence campaign which highlights how the greatest risk of gun violence to women around the world is not on the streets, or the battlefield, but in their own homes.