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.

Bulletin 26: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 27 October 2011
This edition includes: The proliferation of small arms in Mali since the crisis in Libya • The activism of IANSA Women at the Kenya-Somalia border • Non-State Torture in Canada • Small arms in El Salvador • The Disarm Domestic Violence campaign in Paraguay • Gender and SALW Training Institutes in Peru and Uganda • UNSCR 1325 in the US and the Netherlands • Announcements, events & resources.
Boletín 26: Mujeres trabajando: previniendo la violencia armada 27 October 2011
Proliferación de armas ligeras en Malí • Mujeres de IANSA activas en la frontera Kenia-Somalia • Tortura non estatal en Canadá • Violencia armada en el Salvador • Paraguay: Desarmando la violencia doméstica • Formaciones sobre género y armas ligéras en Perú y Uganda • Resolución 1325 en los EEUU y en Holanda • Anuncios • Eventos y recursos
Why Women? Effective engagement for small arms control 26 October 2011
Given the ongoing questions and challenges to women’s participation in peace and security, this publication aims to show why it is important to include women in small arms control and disarmament initiatives by consolidating information and opinions from experts on gender and security issues. It is based on interviews with 17 practitioners from around the world as well as a review of relevant materials and documents. It first presents a number of reasons for and examples why women’s participation is important in the field of small arms control and disarmament. It then highlights some of the challenges to women’s participation and provides some suggestions for overcoming them.
Women, Gender and Gun Violence in the Middle East 21 October 2011
This report presents the main findings of an assessment conducted in Lebanon, Jordan and Occupied Palestinian Territory from January to May 2011 by providing a situation overview, challenges and recommendations for future interventions. The proliferation of small arms has prevented women from exercising some of their most basic rights. Impacts include armed domestic violence and “crimes committed in the name of honour”, as well as long term social, economic and psychological effects of revenge killings between male family members, tribal vendettas and celebratory shootings resulting in death and serious injury.
Global Burden of Armed Violence Report 21 October 2011
This Report confirms what IANSA women have known for many years, “The proportion of homicides related to intimate partners or the family represents a significant proportion of homicides in some countries in Europe and Asia.” Chapter 4 focuses on ‘When the Victim is a Woman’ and seeks to disaggregate the demographics of armed violence and capture the ways in which women of different ages are at risk. It also considers the particular settings and risks shaping femicide and sexual violence.
Resultados: Estudio Incidencia de las armas de fuego en la violencia de genero 19 October 2011
Esta investigación se ha centrado en el impacto de las armas de fuego en la violencia de género e intrafamiliar, es decir, el impacto de la violencia que proviene del uso de armas de fuego en los hogares de las mujeres.
UNODC report: Global Study on Homicide 12 October 2011
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has released its first “Global Study on Homicide”, which shows that young men, particularly in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Central and Southern Africa, are at greatest risk of falling victim to intentional homicide. Firearms are behind rising murder rates in those regions, where almost three quarters of all homicides are committed with guns, compared to 21% in Europe. The report also shows that women are at greatest risk of murder due to domestic violence. This confirms IANSA's position as part of the Disarm Domestic Violence campaign which highlights how the greatest risk of gun violence to women around the world is not on the streets, or the battlefield, but in their own homes.
Make Room for Peace – a guide to women’s participation in peace processes 04 October 2011
This guide by Kvinna till Kvinna is relevant to IANSA women planning to engage in small arms control initiatives particularly in post conflict contexts. It provides practical assistance to third parties, such as donors, diplomatic delegations, mediators and other intermediaries aiming at supporting sustainable peace processes. The recommendations apply to both national and international stakeholders in peace processes. The manual may also be used as a tool for women’s organisations advocating women’s participation in peace processes.
Civil Society Oversight of the Security Sector and Gender 18 August 2011
The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) is a leading institution in the area of security sector reform and governance. DCAF has developed this tool designed to be a resource for civil society organisations (CSOs) engaged in oversight of the security sector, as well as those CSOs that seek to play a more active role in this regard. The tool is also relevant for policymakers and officials in national governments, international and regional organisations, and donor countries around the world that are engaged in designing and implementing security sector reforms and that could play an active role in strengthening and supporting civil society engagement.
Bulletin 25: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 22 July 2011
This edition includes: Highlights of the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence • Successes at the July Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee • Survivors at the Open-Ended Meeting of Governmental Experts • Francophone Women Only Training Institute in Mali • News from the Philippines and Colombia • 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.