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.

antiMILITARISM: Political and gender dynamics of peace movements 30 June 2013
Writing between the nihilistic view that violence is inevitable and the utopian belief in the possibility of a violence-free world, Cynthia Cockburn carefully uncovers the movements' many tensions and antagonisms through a gendered lens. This book is the outcome of a two year funded project of research involving a sequence of studies of disparate elements of the anti- war, anti- militarist and peace movement viewed as a worldwide phenomenon. The work of IANSA, in particular that of members in Uganda, is the focus of the final case study, presented in Chapter 8 with focus on the IANSA Women’s Network. For more information and to read a sample chapter, please go to: http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=536615
Bulletin 27: Women at Work: Preventing Gun Violence 06 February 2012
This edition includes: Special Focus: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence • Turkey: National conference on Women's Perspectives on Individual Disarmament • Papua New Guinea: Women Only Training Institute • UK: WILPF Autumn seminar • Israel: Gun Free Kitchen Tables Campaign successes • African Union: Success on SALW control and gender • US: White Paper on 1325 National Action Plan • Upcoming UN Conferences: Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and UNPoA on small arms • Resources and announcements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.