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STATEMENT: Preventing Armed Gender-Based Violence: A Binding Requirement in the New Draft ATT Text

Source: 
WILPF International
Duration: 
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 20:00
PeaceWomen Consolidated Themes: 
Disarmament
Initiative Type: 
Statements

Ray Acheson, Maria Butler,and Sofia Tuvestad | Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)
March 28, 2013

To the question posed in the ATT Monitor earlier this week—is the prevention of armed and gender-based violence (GBV) important
enough to screen for in export assessments?—the answer is yes! The final draft Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text released on Wednesday indicated that preventing armed gender-­‐based violence is indeed important enough to be part of mandatory export assessments. For the rest of the article please see the attached PDF document or click here>> for the entire statement.

Document PDF: 

ATT WILPF and GBV Analysis