Weapons and Gender: Preventing gender-based violence and promoting equality through implementation of the ATT and UNPOA

Duration: 
Monday, June 6, 2016 - 13:30
Kind of WILPF Initiative/Event: 
Other WILPF Events
Countries: 
Global

On 6 June, The Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom, launched a report, “Preventing Gender Based Violence Through Arms Control” as a side event to the Sixth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS6). The report discusses tools and guidelines for effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (UNPoA) provisions related to gender-based violence. The speakers, Rebecca Gerome, the author of the report along with Reaching Critical Will’s Mia Gandenberger and Marren Akatsa-Bukachi presented the key findings in the report and addressed the link between gender and disarmament.

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Weapons and Gender: Preventing gender-based violence and promoting equality through implementation of the ATT and UNPOA