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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Now, The World Is Without Me": An Investigation of Sexual Violence in Eastern DRC 16 April 2010
"Now, The World Is Without Me": An Investigation of Sexual Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, is a recent report by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). With the support of Oxfam America and in collaboration with medical staff at Panzi Hospital, researchers from the HHI performed a retrospective cohort study of sexual violence survivors presenting to Panzi Hospital with a specific aim of answering the following outstanding questions: 1) When, where and how are women being attacked and what makes them vulnerable to sexual violence, and; 2) How has the rape epidemic in South Kivu evolved over the last five years?
Palestinian Women and Security : Why Palestinian Women and Girls Do Not Feel Secure 28 February 2010
This report presents the perspectives of Palestinian women and girls on issues related to security as well as their assessment of the services provided by local authorities and/ or the international community to address their security needs. It concludes with a series of recommendations made by Palestinian women and girls for improving these services. The findings of this report are based on focus group discussions and in-depth interviews conducted by the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) with Palestinian women and girls between June and November 2009 in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.
Women peace and security: The role of an ATT 29 October 2009
This briefing paper argues that global standards for the international import, export and transfer of conventional arms and ammunition should prohibit transfers where there is a significant risk that the transfer will be in used to violate women’s human rights or perpetuate a pattern of gender-based violence. It argues that international law demands linking the norms of an ATT with UN Security Resolutions 1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889, and obligations under international human rights and international humanitarian law.
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.