Take Action: Stop Arming Human Rights Abusers

  • This week is the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

The Week of Action highlights the international campaign to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons. This year the Week of Action is taking place from the 11-17 June 2012. Materials for this year's Week of Action are available here from IANSA.

  • Sign the petition to support Amnesty International's campaign against arms trade:

Treaties regulate the global trade of many products – even bananas and dinosaur bones – but not guns and bullets. We need a strong Arms Trade Treaty now that will stop tools of death from getting into the hands of people like Syria's Assad and Sudan's Bashir who continue to brutalize their people.Urge the Obama Administration to support a “Bullet Proof" Arms Trade Treaty now.

  • The Campaign for a Bulletproof Arms Trade Treaty

The “Speak Out! Control Arms Now” campaign, led by the Control Arms coalition, aims to make sure the treaty is one that stops the killing by preventing weapons being used for abuses or atrocities. Sign the petition today. Also note the Global Day of Action is coming up on - 27 JUNE 2012.


if you are a WILPF member, email us to get the WILPF ATT tool kit. (email: info@peacewomen.org). WILPF is also partnering with these 2 international organisations - Amnesty International and the Women's Network of the International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA)- to launch a Joint Policy Paper on Gender and the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Please join us in lobbying your Governments on this important aspect of the ATT.