Acting on Weapons

AOAV investigates and responds to the violent harm that weapons bring worldwide - with a particular focus on firearms and explosive weapons.

Building Institutions

AOAV works with formal and informal institutions, from the UN to local groups, in its ambition to reduce armed violence and its impact worldwide.

Counting the Cost

Measuring armed violence is one way to reduce its harm on society. We help governments and civil society measure, monitor, and report on armed violence and to use the collected evidence to respond effectively.

Supporting Victims

The rights of victims of armed violence lies at the heart of what we do. We work with states and civil society to strengthen their ability and political will to ensure support and empowerment of armed violence victims.

Strengthening Communities

Strong communities are better able to respond to the drivers of armed violence. AOAV helps re-enforce communities’ own abilities to prevent armed violence where it matters.