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.

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.
Bulletin No. 25: Les Femmes au Travail: Prévenir la Violence par les Armes à Feu 22 July 2011
Dans ce numéro: Faits marquants de la Semaine mondiale d'action contre la violence armée | Succès du Comité préparatoire de juillet sur le Traité sur le commerce des armes | Les survivants à la réunion d'experts gouvernementaux à mandat illimité | La formation des femmes francophones au Mali | Actualités des Philippines et de Colombie | 16 Jours de militantisme contre les violences faites aux femmes
Disarm Domestic Violence - Conference report: WILPF Sweden 08 July 2011
The report contains highlights from the conference and explores the relationship between small arms and light weapons and violence against women. The conference was held on 31 March 2011 organised by the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in cooperation with the IANSA Women's Network, and the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons, along with IANSA members Amnesty International and the Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation.
Voices of survivors: the different faces of gun violence 13 May 2011
This publication features 16 testimonies acquired by IANSA of women survivors of gun violence from a number of different countries. The violence occurs in various contexts and situations but the one common denominator in all of these stories is the misuse of guns. The choice of the countries featured is based on responses from IANSA women, and it is striking to see the similarities that exist even though the countries in which the armed violence occurs may be ‘worlds apart’.
Bulletin 24: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 06 May 2011
This edition includes: IANSA women active at the UN: CSW and UN Women launch • Jordan: Small arms and gender • DRC: Disarm Domestic Violence • Special Focus: The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) • and information about events and resources.
Bulletin No. 24: Les Femmes au Travail: Prévenir la Violence par les Armes à Feu 06 May 2011
Opinion: Les armes légères et le genre en Jordanie | Actualités du Réseau: Campagne Désarmez la violence domestique en RDC | Dossier spécial: Le Traité sur le commerce des armes | Ressource: La base de données du Secrétaire général sur la violence à l'égard des femmes (ONU) | Dates à retenir: Semaine mondiale d'action contre la violence armée 2011 | Initiative de recherche su la violence sexuelle SVRI
Gender and Security Sector Reform: Examples from the Ground 04 May 2011
Concrete illustrations of ways in which a gender perspective has been integrated in different security sector institutions around the world. They range from measures to counter human trafficking in Kosovo, to women’s organisations’ involvement with security institutions in Nepal, to female parliamentarians’ contribution to post-conflict reconstruction in Rwanda. These examples can help policymakers, trainers and educators better understand and demonstrate the linkages between gender and SSR.
Peacemaking in Asia and the Pacific: Women’s participation, perspectives and priorities 20 April 2011
This collection of articles explores the reasons for women’s under-representation in peace processes, in terms of both participation in peace processes and gender content in agreements. The publication puts forward the experiences of women from the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Timor Leste, India, Solomon Islands and Nepal, highlighting the benefits and obstacles to their participation in such processes. It contains practical recommendations on how to make international norms a reality in peacemaking as well as how to strengthen women’s participation in, and contribution to, peace processes and agreements.
Towards a Typology of Wartime Rape 10 November 2010
This publication focuses solely on wartime rape perpetrated by armed groups against civilians, though this form of violence is perpetrated more widely by, and against, different actors during war. The wider perpetration of rape against other actors is not presented in this brief, but is nevertheless included in the Typology. The paper presents the progress to date in developing a typology of wartime rape as a first step toward understanding the different consequences of this form of violence in war.