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.

When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2006 Homicide Data 31 July 2008
An annual report prepared by the Violence Policy Center detailing the reality of homicides committed against women. The study analyzes the most recent Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This is the first analysis of the 2006 data on female homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest female victim/male offender homicide rates, and the first to rank the states by the rate of female homicides.
Canadian Perspectives on Gender and Small Arms and Light Weapons 30 April 2008
This briefing is designed for use by organisations and individuals involved in peacebuilding practice and development. It forms part of an online series that synthesizes information on key issues related to small arms and light weapons and outlines recommendations for action.
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.
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.
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2005 Homicide Data 31 August 2007
An annual report prepared by the Violence Policy Center detailing the reality of homicides committed against women. The study analyzes the most recent Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This is the first analysis of the 2005 data on female homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest female victim/male offender homicide rates, and the first to rank the states by the rate of female homicides.
When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2004 Homicide Data 31 August 2006
An annual report prepared by the Violence Policy Center detailing the reality of homicides committed against women. The study analyzes the most recent Supplementary Homicide Report (SHR) data submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). This is the first analysis of the 2004 data on female homicide victims to offer breakdowns of cases in the 10 states with the highest female victim/male offender homicide rates, and the first to rank the states by the rate of female homicides.
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.
Women and girls in contexts of armed violence: a case study of Rio de Janeiro 31 May 2006
This series of articles examines the different roles played by women and deconstructs the widely-held gendered stereotypes linking peace and femininity, versus violence and masculinity.
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.