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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.

Arms, Gender and Security in the Pacific 14 December 2014
The Pacific Small Arms Action Group (PSAAG) launched a a new publication as part of the 16 days of activism. The publication deals with the relationship between arms, gender and security in the Pacific and provides policy recommendations to Pacific governments about ways that they effectively adopt gender responsive policy. "Why does gender matter in Pacific arms control and security?" "What is gender? Does it just mean "women"?" "What's the relationship between arms and gender in armed conflicts?"
BMS5: Gender Entry Points - IANSA Women's Network, June 2014 16 June 2014
"A gendered approach is a central component for sustainable progress in the implementation of the UN Programme of Action (PoA)." The Fifth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS 5) to Consider Implementation of the Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PoA) is taking place at the United Nations in New York from 16–20 June 2014. IANSA members will be participating including members of the IANSA Women's Network. IANSA women have developed a position paper for use at UN level but may also be useful for your own events and advocacy at national and regional levels especially during the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence which, this year, coincides with the BMS. The position paper underscores how a gendered approach is a central component for sustainable progress in the implementation of the PoA. It also focuses on the main areas of discussion of the BMS namely stockpile management, the International Tracing Instrument, and the provision of international assistance and capacity building.
Integrating Gender Equality in the Prevention of Armed Violence, A Critical Issue in the Post-2015 Development Agenda 12 June 2014
A paper presented at the parallel event "Aimed at Development: How Armed Violence is Impeding the Achievement of the MDGs" during the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on behalf of the IANSA Women's Network and Global Network of Women Peacebuilders, New York, 10 March 2014.
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:
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 No. 28: Les Femmes au Travail: Prévenir la Violence par les Armes à Feu 26 April 2012
Dans ce numéro: Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée: Les femmes demandent la collecte complète des armes • Commissions nationales sur les armes légères : perspective d'une femme • Processus de l'ONU sur les armes légères : les Femmes d'IANSA se félicitent du progrès • Canada : Indignation devant le vote pour l'abolition du registre des armes à feu • Caraïbes : Interview radio sur le PoA • Pakistan : Nouveau rapport sur les armes et la violence contre les femmes • Canada : résolution 1325 de l'ONU et contrôle des armes légères • Philippines : le gouvernement consulte les ONG sur le traité sur le TCA • TCA : Dernière ligne droite • Journée Internationale de la Femme • Dépenses Militaires Mondiales en 2011 • Programme des femmes artisanes de la paix • Agnès Marcaillou : Nouvelle directrice de l'UNMAS • Angela Kane nommée Haute représentante pour les affaires de désarmement • Ressources
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
Bulletin No. 27: Les Femmes au Travail: Prévenir la Violence par les Armes à Feu 06 February 2012
Dans ce numéro: Dossier Spécial: 16 jours d'activisme contre la violence de genre • Faits marquants du monde entier • Turquie: Conférence nationale sur les perspectives des femmes sur le désarmement individuel • Actualités du Réseau • Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée: formation à destination des femmes • Royaume Uni: séminaire d'automne de la WILPF • Israël: les succès de la campagne des tables de cuisine sans arme à feu • Union africaine: avancées sur le contrôle des ALPC et le genre • États Unis: livre blanc sur la résolution 1325 du PAN • Les prochaines conférences de l'ONU: Traité sur le commerce des armes (TCA) et Programme d'Action sur les armes légères • Ressources et annonces
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.