AOAV: all our reports

AOAV records, investigates and disseminates evidence of armed violence against civilians worldwide, to ensure the respect and protection of their rights and to end armed violence against civilians in conflict. This is a list of all reports published by Action on Armed Violence

Militarism examined

This category looks into militaries and militarism, with a focus on Great Britain. From how the UK became one of the world’s leading arms exporters, to why we continue to export to nations with serious human rights concerns, to investigations into the UK’s armed forces, it seeks to challenge the contradictions and failures of British militarism, and the failure of other nations militaries, today.

Manufactured explosive weapons explained

A brief summary of some of the major weapons types and their impact

Improvised Explosive Devices research

Here we list all of AOAV’s key reports that tackle the growing issue of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) around the world.

Environment and explosive violence

AOAV examines the reverberating environmental impacts from the use of explosive weapons.

Gender and violence

We know that when explosive weapons are used in populated areas over 90% of those killed or injured will be civilians. What is less known is the impact on men and women from such violence. AOAV here examines explosive violence in its different forms, looking especially at its gendered impact on communities

Health and explosive violence

AOAV examines the reverberating impacts from the use of explosive weapons.

Explosive Violence Monthly Reports

Since 2011, AOAV has been recording the global harm wrought by explosive weapons on civilians. Through monitoring English language media reports, we demonstrate consistent patterns of harm arising from the use of explosive violence, in particular their effects on civilian populations. These reports are issued annually with monthly updates.

  • Explosive Violence in December 2023

    In December 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 7,003 deaths and injuries from 768 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 88% (6,191) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

  • Explosive Violence in October 2023

    In October 2023, Action on Armed Violence recorded 8,047 deaths and injuries from 993 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 84% (6,748) of the deaths and injuries recorded.