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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.

Boletín 13: Mujeres Trabajando: Previniendo la violencia armada 31 December 2007
Firearms Possession and Domestic Violence in the Western Balkans: A Comparative Study of Legislation and Implementation Mechanisms 05 December 2007
This study looks at the extent to which domestic violence laws and arms control regimes are aligned in the region in order to inform recommendations for improvements in the legislation and implementation mechanisms, and to build a lobbying platform for civil society opposing violence against women to engage in the disarmament process.
Guns and roses: Gender and Armed Violence in Africa 03 November 2007
This paper focuses specifically on the nature and extent of armed violence, including sexual violence, against women, both during and after armed conflict as well as within the family domain, thereby illustrating the linkages between the various forms of gender violence. It will also briefly describe some of the interventions aimed at addressing this issue, ranging from UN resolutions to local community based programmes.
Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Global Overview and Implications for the Security Sector 31 October 2007
This report demonstrates the horrifying scope and magnitude of sexual violence in armed conflict. The first part of the report, the Global Overview, profiles documented conflict-related sexual violence in 50 countries - in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East - that have experienced armed conflict over the past twenty years. Each profile contains a short summary of the conflict, a description of forms of sexual violence that occurred and, where available, quantitative data on sexual violence. The second part of the report, entitled Implications for the Security Sector, explores strategies for security and justice actors to prevent and respond to sexual violence in armed conflict and post-conflict situations. It focuses in particular on peacekeepers; police; the justice sector, including transitional justice; civil society initiatives; and how DDR programmes can address sexual violence.
Small Arms and Gender-Based Violence in Montenegro 30 October 2007
This study provides research into the impact of the presence of arms on the lives of women, in particular on gender-based violence involving arms. NGOs in Montenegro often draw attention to criminal offences in which women are exposed to violence involving arms: domestic violence, sexual assaults and trafficking. The data obtained from the Police Directorate reveals yet another aspect of violence against women: criminal offences against the life and integrity of a person committed with the use of firearms.
Bulletin 12: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 30 September 2007
This edition includes: Implementing UN SCR 1325 in non-conflict contexts • Network news • Philippines: WN members awarded • Network on Household Energy • Ghana: National Commission on Small Arms • Gathering of Women in Black • Burundi: Women's disarmament initiatives • USA: National Day Against Illegal Guns • WN members at DDR course • Special Focus: UN SCR 1325 - Vanessa Farr of UNDP speaks on UN SCR 1325 • Announcements • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence • The WN and the European Feminist Forum • Testimonies from Central America • and information about events and resources.
Boletín 12: Mujeres Trabajando: Previniendo la violencia armada 30 September 2007
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2005 Homicide Data 31 August 2007
An annual report prepared by the Violence Policy Center detailing the reality of homicides committed against women. The study analyzes the most recent Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This is the first analysis of the 2005 data on female homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest female victim/male offender homicide rates, and the first to rank the states by the rate of female homicides.
Bulletin 11: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 30 June 2007
This edition includes: Strength in solidarity - The Manipuri Women Gun Survivors Network • Network News • Week of Action Against Gun Violence • People's Consultations on an ATT • West African WN activism • Domestic violence and gun laws • Remedy and reparation • Nigerian members raise alarm • South Africa: Women, violence and guns • The Survivors Project • Meet the WN team • Announcements • and information about events and resources.
Involving Men in the Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security 07 March 2007
This report is based on a discussion held in conjunction with GAPS and the High Commission for Canada on involving men in the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1325. It focuses on how and why SCR 1325 is relevant to men, as well as broader efforts to build sustainable peace. It explores strategies to increase their engagement with work around SCR 1325 at the UK and international levels.