AOAV conducts field-based programming in support of its mission to reduce the incidence and impact of armed violence globally.
New AOAV data shows a dramatic increase in civilian casualties from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) over the last three years.
The new report 'Crime and Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean' has found a staggering 99% increase in the number of homicides in Central America between 2003 and 2012.
Action on Armed Violence has produced an anti-suicide bomb video to accompany its new research on the disturbing long-term impacts of improvised explosive weapons in Pakistan.
New data released today by Action on Armed Violence shows that civilian deaths and injuries in 2013 from explosive weapons have increased by 15%, up from 2012.
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.
A report from AOAV looks at Nigeria's severe problems with violence.
How AOAV works to rehabilitate and reintegrate ex-combatants and vulnerable youth in Liberia.
AOAV investigates and responds to the violent harm that weapons bring worldwide - with a particular focus on firearms and explosive weapons.
AOAV works with formal and informal institutions, from the UN to local groups, in its ambition to reduce armed violence and its impact worldwide.
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.
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.