Sunday, April 20th marks 15 years since teenagers Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold walked into Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado with a veritable arsenal of guns and homemade bombs.
Recording and analysing data on the casualties of conflict and armed violence can improve the protection of civilians and save lives.
The Syrian conflict is now three years old. Explosive weapons are a major driver of civilian suffering and the ways they have been used have shaped the dynamics of this relentless conflict.
AOAV looks at some of the most significant suicide bombings in history and what we can learn from them.
How close are 'killer robots' to becoming reality? AOAV analyses possible precursors of autonomous weapons systems.
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’s new series of articles looks at the pros and cons of some of the technologies being used to reduce armed violence.
A list of the major international conferences and meetings to discuss armed violence reduction
Ban Ki-moon has released his latest report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict which draws on research conducted by Action on Armed Violence.
Did you think lethal violence only affected war zones? Think again.
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.