Tackling armed domestic violence in the Caribbean and Central America

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 8 March, 2023

Almost one in three women across the globe — some 736 million women in total — have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence at least once in their lifetime, according to a landmark meta-analysis published by the World Health Organization in 2021. The presence of a firearm in the family home increases the risk not only that such acts will be committed but also that they will result in the death of the victim...

Gender-based Violence in Numbers: Data from Argentina's National Agency of Controlled Materials (ANMaC)

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 13 February, 2023

Every 35 hours, a woman is assassinated in Argentina just for being a woman. This dire situation unleashed a wave of protests, beginning on 3 June 2015 with a march under the slogan 'Ni una menos' ('Not one [woman] less'). National authorities reacted by putting the issue at the top of the public agenda and adopting a range of actions to prevent and eradicate gender-based violence...

At Whose Risk? Understanding States Parties’ Implementation of Arms Trade Treaty Gender-based Violence Provisions

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 31 March, 2022

The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is the first legally binding agreement linking international conventional arms transfers to gender-based violence (GBV), but there has been limited practical application of these specific provisions to date.

Gendered Firearms Regulations: Assessing the Risk of Gender-Based Violence during Firearm Licence Applications

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 15 September, 2021

'When women are killed it tends to happen in the domestic sphere, and the perpetrator is often a current or former partner (Alvazzi del Frate, 2011, p. 114; Shaw, 2013, p. 18). Depending on the circumstances, such violence can be categorized as femicide, which is a form of gender-based violence (GBV).

Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns

Submitted by Lionel Kosirnik on 3 May, 2021

The Small Arms Survey 2014: Women and Guns considers the multiple roles of women in the context of armed violence, security, and the small arms agenda. The volume’s thematic section comprises one chapter on violence against women and girls—with a focus on post-conflict Liberia and Nepal—and another on the recent convergence of the small arms agenda with that of women, peace, and security. Complementing these chapters are illustrated testimonies of women with experience as soldiers, rebels, and security personnel.

Battering, Rape, and Lethal Violence: A Baseline of Information on Physical Threats against Women in Nairobi (Working Paper 13)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on 24 November, 2020

Almost one-half of Kenyan women have experienced physical or sexual violence, including forced sexual initiation. Much of the violence is barely acknowledged, let alone investigated and prosecuted. Extreme and even fatal acts of violence—targeting poor women in particular—are common enough to be considered unremarkable, a non-issue for the media, the political class, the police, and by extension, the Kenyan state.