- 10 Nov
Explosive violence in October 2017
In October 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 4,093 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media.
- 8 Nov
How guns turned the American dream into a nightmare
How America's love affair with the gun is intrinsically linked to mass-production, advertising and lobbying: the logic of capitalism turned into lethal realities.
- 31 Oct
AOAV research featured in the Crisis Response Journal
AOAV researcher, Jennifer Dathan, recently had her article, “Refugee’s fleeing explosive violence: Europe’s response”, published in the October edition of the Crisis Response Journal.
- 27 Oct
AOAV presents the latest improvised explosive device data at UNMAS side-event
On Tuesday, October 17th 2017, AOAV Researcher, Jennifer Dathan, presented the latest data on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) at the UNMAS side-event in New York.
- 20 Oct
How Britain has become a world leading manufacturer of the products of war
A brief explanation of how this small island, with very little in the way of an industrial base, become the second largest exporter of arms in the world.
- 17 Oct
2017 could be the deadliest year for suicide attacks in Afghanistan on record – why is this happening?
On the 17th October, suicide bombers attacked a police training centre in Afghanistan, killing at least 15. But this is just part of a wider pattern of harm of suicide attacks.
- 13 Oct
Islamic State suicide attacks kill at least 50 in Syria
Yesterday, October 12th, at least 50 people were killed in a triple suicide car bomb attack on a group of refugees in northeast Syria.
- 10 Oct
The Las Vegas massacre reveals a troublesome, global truth about guns
The 2nd Amendement laid the ground for the Las Vegas massacre, as it lays the ground for massacres not just in the US, but all around the world.
- 10 Oct
Dr James Kearney joins Action on Armed Violence as Advocacy Director
Dr James Kearney was formerly Head of International Policy at the British Academy, and Head of peace and security programmes at the United Nations Association of the UK
- 4 Oct
The Islamic State’s Suicide Industry
This report by Charlie Winter and Joe Whittaker analyses how the Islamic State has challenged what we, in the West, understand as suicide tactics.
- 20 Sep
Explosive violence in August 2017
AOAV reveals the extent of reported global explosive violence in August 2017, the hot spot countries, and the trends.
- 20 Sep
Reconvening the Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC)
The UK Working Group on Arms urges the reconvening of the CAEC, with a full-time clerk.
- 14 Sep
Stop bombing towns and cities
International campaign conference on the use of explosive weapons in populated areas
- 23 Aug
The evolution of Suicide Car Bombs examined
The Evolution of the Suicide Car Bomb, examines the use of such weapons in recent conflicts, including the motives and tactics involved, as well as the design.
- 23 Aug
42 civilians killed in US-led coalition airstrike in Raqqa
On Monday, August 21st 2017, a US-led coalition airstrike struck several densely-packed neighbourhoods in Raqqa, killing at least 42 civilians. Amongst those killed are 19 children and 12 women.