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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.

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.
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2000 Homicide Data 30 September 2002
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 2000 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.
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.
American Roulette: The Untold Story of Murder-Suicide in the United States 31 March 2002
The pattern to murder-suicide is distressingly simple: a male offender, a female victim, and a gun—but literally anyone can be caught in its wake. Unlike homicides, murder-suicides are far more likely to involve family or intimate acquaintances, and have different demographics than the typical homicide or suicide.
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.
A Deadly Myth: Women, Handguns, and Self-Defense 31 December 2000
In the late 1980s, the gun industry began targeting women to counter slumping handgun sales among its primary market of white males. The false message delivered by gunmakers was clear: the greatest threat posed to a woman was an attack by a stranger and, the best form of protection a woman could rely upon was a handgun. This study provides data which confirms that despite the promises of gun-industry advertising, a woman is far more likely to be the victim of a handgun homicide than to use a handgun in a justifiable homicide.
Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration of Ex-Combatants in a Peacekeeping Environment: Principles and Guidelines 31 May 1999
A collection of ‘lessons learned’ concerning DDR.