Publications on this site are organised into different types. The categories are in the side menu and reflect some of the themes that IANSA, and its members and allies work on. Alternatively, you can view the most recently added publications below.

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.

Promoting Women’s Participation in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies 20 October 2010
The work and experience of IANSA women is included in a new publication by Global Action in collaboration with the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace, and Security (NGOWG). They include: Justine Kwachu Kumche (Women in Alternative Action), Bridget Osakwe (West Africa Network for Peacebuilding), EmaTagicakibau (PACFAW Pacific), Judy Waruhiu (The Kenya Red Cross Society), Juliet Were (Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange) and Jasmin Nario-Galace (Center for Peace Education, Miriam College).
Joined-Up Thinking: International Measures for Women’s Security and SALW Control 01 October 2010
This paper explores the links that should have been made, and even now might be made, between two significant UN initiatives on ‘security’ - UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 concerned with women in relation to peace and security, and The UN Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA) which dealt with small arms and light weapons (SALW) as a threat to security. The paper asks, what can SALW control policy contribute to women’s security; how can SCR 1325 be used in SALW control; and how can women contribute to eliminating the ‘SALW problem’?
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data 17 September 2010
In the USA, black females murdered by men are most often killed with a gun, almost always by someone they know according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report. ‘When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2008 Homicide Data’ details national and state-by-state information from the USA on female homicides involving one female murder victim and one male offender. Firearms - especially handguns - were the most common weapon used. “These findings alarmingly demonstrate how domestic violence can escalate to homicide. More resources need to be made available to protect women and prevent such tragedies" said Kristen Rand, VPC Legislative Director.
Implementing the Women, Peace and Security Resolutions in Security Sector Reform 15 September 2010
The focus of the Tool is national-level implementation of the standards set by the four UN Security Council Resolutions on women, peace and security (1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889) in security sector institutions. Reflecting the text of the resolutions, the Tool focuses on reforms in the defence forces, police and the justice sector. Issues examined include: DDR, vetting, specialised services for victims of sexual violence, prosecution of violence against women in armed conflict, measures to increase women’s leadership in police and defence organisations and to promote deployment of women in peacekeeping, peacekeepers’ training, operational strategies to prevent sexual violence, and gender justice.
Our bodies are still trembling: Haitian women's fight against rape 16 August 2010
In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, IANSA women reported an increase in violence against women and particularly sexual violence at gunpoint in temporary shelters and camps. Many women report being raped by two or more men, almost always armed and at night. MADRE, an international women’s human rights organisation that works in partnership with community-based women's organisations worldwide, has released a report which says that rapes in the camps were dramatically under-reported, and that the Haitian government and international community "have not effectively deployed their resources to provide adequate protection".
Bulletin 23: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 10 August 2010
Network news • Gender Policy launch: RECSA • Eastern Africa: Time for a Gender Protocol? • Opportunities for exchange and learning • Special Focus: Guidelines for gender mainstreaming for the effective implementation of the UN PoA • Disarm Domestic Violence: Campaign updates • Announcements • India: IANSA woman awarded the 2010 Sean MacBride Peace Prize • Precarious Progress: Women, Peace and Security • Events • Resources
Boletim N. 23: Mulheres em acção: Prevenindo a Violência Armada 10 August 2010
Temática principal • Israel: Mesas de cozinha sem armas de fogo • Notícias da Rede • Lançamento da Política de Género: RECSA • África Oriental: um Prótocolo sobre Género? • Oportunidades para troca de experiências e aprendizagens • Foco especial: a 4ª Reunião Bienal de Estados das Nações Unidas (BMS) e a Campanha “Desarmar a Violência Doméstica” • Directrizes para o mainstreaming de género para uma implementação eficaz do Plano de Acção das Nações Unidas (PoA) • Campanha “Desarmar a Violência Doméstica”: novidades • Índia: Membro da IANSA laureada com o prémio Sean MacBride Peace 2010 • Progresso precário: Mulheres, Paz e Segurança • Eventos • Recursos
Women in the Armed and Police Forces: Resolution 1325 and Peace Operations in Latin America 28 May 2010
The goal of this book is to contribute to the development of UN SCR 1325 especially on the eve of its 10th anniversary. It researches women's integration in the defence and security sphere and their contribution to peace operations in the region. The first part deals with the gender perspective in the current conflicts and developments of international security. The second part includes a comparative analysis on the female integration of the armed forces, the police and national contributions to UN peace operations.
Como te haces entender?’: Gender and Gun Cultures in the Caribbean Context 20 May 2010
The United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) has released ‘Como te haces entender?’: Gender and Gun Cultures in the Caribbean Context, which addresses the research gap in social constructions of gun ownership and gun abuse through its engendered study of gun cultures in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. The work identifies the cultural, gender and socio-economic complexities influencing gun cultures, with case studies in the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Together for Transformation - Men, Masculinities and Peacebuilding 19 May 2010
This May 24 Pack from the Women Peacemakers Program (WPP) hopes to contribute towards further understanding masculinities and the inclusion of a gender perspective within the peace and security agenda. It introduces you to gender theory of war in an article by Cynthia Cockburn reflects on the link between militarisation, and includes the IANSA Women's Network briefing paper on masculinities and guns. The Pack includes recommendations for working together with male allies, and includes suggestions for funders, resources as well as actions, and a directory of organisations working for peace and gender justice.