Publications

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.

Firearms Possession and Domestic Violence in the Western Balkans: A Comparative Study of Legislation and Implementation Mechanisms 05 December 2007
This study looks at the extent to which domestic violence laws and arms control regimes are aligned in the region in order to inform recommendations for improvements in the legislation and implementation mechanisms, and to build a lobbying platform for civil society opposing violence against women to engage in the disarmament process.
Guns and roses: Gender and Armed Violence in Africa 03 November 2007
This paper focuses specifically on the nature and extent of armed violence, including sexual violence, against women, both during and after armed conflict as well as within the family domain, thereby illustrating the linkages between the various forms of gender violence. It will also briefly describe some of the interventions aimed at addressing this issue, ranging from UN resolutions to local community based programmes.
Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict: Global Overview and Implications for the Security Sector 31 October 2007
This report demonstrates the horrifying scope and magnitude of sexual violence in armed conflict. The first part of the report, the Global Overview, profiles documented conflict-related sexual violence in 50 countries - in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East - that have experienced armed conflict over the past twenty years. Each profile contains a short summary of the conflict, a description of forms of sexual violence that occurred and, where available, quantitative data on sexual violence. The second part of the report, entitled Implications for the Security Sector, explores strategies for security and justice actors to prevent and respond to sexual violence in armed conflict and post-conflict situations. It focuses in particular on peacekeepers; police; the justice sector, including transitional justice; civil society initiatives; and how DDR programmes can address sexual violence.
Small Arms and Gender-Based Violence in Montenegro 30 October 2007
This study provides research into the impact of the presence of arms on the lives of women, in particular on gender-based violence involving arms. NGOs in Montenegro often draw attention to criminal offences in which women are exposed to violence involving arms: domestic violence, sexual assaults and trafficking. The data obtained from the Police Directorate reveals yet another aspect of violence against women: criminal offences against the life and integrity of a person committed with the use of firearms.
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.
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.
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.