- 31 May
Iain Overton speaking on US arms sales on Radio Sputnik
In response to the recent Department of Defense audit from September 2016, obtained by Amnesty International , Radio Sputnik spoke to the Executive Director of AOAV, Iain Overton
- 26 May
Iain Overton: What can Manchester learn from healthcare responses to other Western terror attacks?
Iain Overton, discusses how health services responded to the London 7/7 bombings and the Boston Marathon attack.
- 20 Jan
Linda Norgrove: what happens when an aid worker is accused of being a spy?
NGOs are working in an atmosphere of growing mistrust where accusations of ulterior motives can have deadly consequences
- 10 Jan
Iain Overton speaking about Japan’s gun culture on the Moncrieff show, Newstalk National Radio Ireland.
Japan was, arguably, the first culture to introduce gun laws globally.
- 1 Jun
UNIDIR releases new reports on reverberating effects of explosive weapons use in populated areas
The United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) has released two new publications on the reverberating effects of explosive weapons use in populated areas.
- 1 Jun
UN Secretary-General widely cites AOAV data in report on the protection of civilians in armed conflict
The United Nations releases report by the Secretary-General on the protection of civilians in armed conflict. It highlights the harm to civilians from explosive violence and calls states to action.
- 28 Apr
AOAV’s 2015 report ‘Unacceptable Harm’ cited in news outlets internationally
The 2015 report ‘Unacceptable Harm’ by Action on Armed Violence garnered international attention on its release attention yesterday, March 27th 2016.
- 4 Feb
AOAV’s data used in call to President Obama to minimize civilian harm in armed conflict.
The largest alliance of U.S.-based international nongovernmental organizations who focus on disaster relief and sustainable development programmes uses AOAV's data to highlight harm to civilians.
- 21 Jan
The Economist cites AOAV’s armed violence intervention as ‘striking’.
Our work in Liberia in helping reduce the likelihood of men committing armed violence was singled out as 'striking'.
- 26 Nov
Straits Times cites AOAV’s data in case against air strikes on Syria
The New Straits Times cites AOAV's data in support of an argument that the UK bombing Syria would inevitably have devastating impact on civilians there
- 19 Nov
AOAV cited in Telegraph article: ‘Paris attacks show why Europe needs to clean out its weapons-smuggling black holes’
AOAV cited in article on how arms black markets in the Balkans are a civil-war legacy that should no longer be tolerated
- 15 Oct
It has rarely been more dangerous to be working in the field of aid
The US bombing of the Médecins Sans Frontières clinic in Afghanistan was just one of many attacks on aid workers this year.
- 5 Oct
AOAV cited in Economist article on ‘The consequences of the accidental bombing of an aid hospital’
AOAV's research into the rules of engagement as improved by NATO in Afghanistan cited in an Economist article.
- 5 Oct
Iain Overton interviewed on Radio Sputnik about the political impact of gun massacres in the United States
Following the recent massacre in Oregon, Iain Overton talks about the political landscape of the US when it comes to gun control.
- 30 Sep
Vocative highlights AOAV’s evidence that bombs in Yemen kill or injure five civilians for every armed casualty
AOAV research on the impact of explosive weapons like rockets, shells and bombs in Yemen is featured by Vocativ.