New Publication on Women and Gun Violence from the Observatory on Gender and Armed Violence (OGAV)

22 June 2012

The Observatory on Gender and Armed Violence (OGAV) has released a new publication, "Women and Gun Violence: Key Findings from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), San Salvador (El Salvador) and Maputo (Mozambique)".

This report aims to analyse women and girls' motivations for involvement in armed violence, as direct agents who actively participate, or as indirect agents who play supporting roles such as in the transportation of firearms, drugs or information, and to identify the importance and symbolism, which they attribute to firearms. It also examines the direct and indirect effects of armed violence on the lives of women. Finally, it looks at the initiatives, formal and informal, led by women in these contexts in response to gun violence, namely efforts to improve arms control regulation.

The report is available at: