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New publication: Preventing gender-based violence through arms control

preventing-gbv-coverOur latest report provides tools and guidelines for effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons provisions related to gender-based violence. Based on interviews, research, and primary documents, it offers an overview of current practices in export licensing, including applications and documentations, risk assessments, information sharing, monitoring, and transparency. Analysising current practice, the report then offers guidelines for assessing the risk of GBV and suggests resources for export officials on this question.

Download executive summary in PDF

Download full report in PDF

Written by Rebecca Gerome • Edited by Ray Acheson • Published in April 2016 by Reaching Critical Will, a programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

Thanks to the United Nations Trust Facility Supporting Cooperation on Arms Regulation (UNSCAR), we are delighted to offer the online version of this report for free, but please consider making a donation to Reaching Critical Will to help us continue producing the research, materials, and information services that we provide.