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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.

Mapping the use of guns in violence against women: Findings from three studies 31 July 2006
This paper explores the role of guns in violence against women in South Africa, drawing on three datasets: one investigating the implementation of the Domestic Violence Act, the second exploring gang rapes, and the third documenting intimate femicide.
Hitting the Target: Men and Guns 31 May 2006
Explores the diverse roles that men and boys play in relation to guns - as perpetrators, victims, survivors and agents of change - and suggests the need to encourage more positive and peaceful expressions of masculinity.
Women and girls in contexts of armed violence: a case study of Rio de Janeiro 31 May 2006
This series of articles examines the different roles played by women and deconstructs the widely-held gendered stereotypes linking peace and femininity, versus violence and masculinity.
Few Options but the Gun: Angry Young Men 31 May 2006
This paper reviews the principal theories on why young men are more likely to turn to armed violence than other demographic groups. It argues that small arms can be an important part of this complex social equation and examines how the functional and symbolic attributes of small arms make them attractive for young men wishing to achieve power through association with or participation in violence. The final section reviews opportunities to address the problem by controlling young men’s access to small arms and countering their espousal of a violent masculine ideology.
Survivors: Women affected by gun violence speak out 31 May 2006
‘Survivors’ presents women’s experiences of gun violence in their own words. These experiences range from torture in Central Africa to domestic violence in Europe; from crossfire in Asia to grieving the loss of a murdered child in the Americas. Harrowing and at times hopeful, the sixteen stories paint a picture of the impact of guns on ordinary women’s lives.
Information kit on women and armed violence 05 January 2006
Accessible information sheets introducing the links between guns and violence against women including domestic violence, UN SCR 1325 and armed conflict.
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2003 Homicide Data 31 August 2005
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 2003 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.
The Impact of Guns on Women’s Lives 31 May 2005
This report looks at the impact on women of guns in the home, in communities and during and after conflict. In each of these contexts, it looks at violence committed with guns against women, the role women play in gun use, and the campaigns women are spearheading against gun violence.
The Relevance of Gender for Eliminating Weapons of Mass Destruction 31 May 2005
This paper is an adaptation of material presented by Dr. Carol Cohn and Felicity Hill to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission on 12 June 2005, incorporating ideas and comments raised during the session.
Putting a Human Face to the Problem of Small Arms Proliferation - Gender Implications for the Effective Implementation of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms 31 January 2005
This paper provides a general background to the interrelationship between the 2001 UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) and gender. It also makes recommendations on how the PoA can be better implemented and provides textual recommendations for consideration during the 2006 review process.