What do we do? Where do we work? AOAV presents its work on the ground.
One of Action on Armed Violence's main focuses is to tackle the psychological harm caused by armed violence.
AOAV is working to improve access to livelihood opportunities for female survivors of armed violence and women with disabilities in Burundi.
In one of the most violent cities in the world, the psychological impact of the harm brought by guns is locked away.
New AOAV data shows a dramatic increase in civilian casualties from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) over the last three years.
In November 2013 AOAV was in Lebanon to meet with refugees who had survived and escaped the devastating explosive violence in Syria. “Syria’s Shockwaves” tells the stories of some of these people.
AOAV analyses the international and regional legal frameworks relating to the rights of victims of armed violence, and calls on states to initiate discussions and action on these rights.
AOAV investigates and responds to the violent harm that weapons bring worldwide - with a particular focus on firearms and explosive weapons.
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.
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.