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Human Rights and Ethics

Gender Perspectives on Small Arms and Lights Weapons

This study is a follow up on the UN Department's disarmament initiative for mainstreaming gender perspectives into the academic, policy and UN-specific discussions of small arms reduction. It closely follows the call for more research, documentation and analysis into gender dimensions of small arms, as noted by Department of Disarmament Affairs and the Office of the Special Advisor on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women.

It aims at offering a mechanism for the assessment of local problems related to weapons and violence by deepening the understanding of how easily available small arms impact differently on the security of men and women with specific focus on the Horn of Africa, the Great Lakes region, the Balkans, Central Asia, Central America, and Southeast Asia. It will explore how a gender perspective can inform and affect the outcome of small arms management programs.

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