Gendered patterns in explosive violence: a policy brief on understanding the impact of explosive weapons on women

New research uncovers how societal norms and women’s empowerment influence the disproportionate impact of explosive violence on women in conflict zones, challenging assumptions of gender-neutrality in armed conflicts.

Ukraine: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

In the Ukrainian conflict, AOAV has recorded up to the 23 Feb, 23, 440 casualties from explosive weapon use across 4, 944 incidents; this includes some 19, 926 civilian casualties.

The Peruvian TRC named a surprising group as the primary perpetrator in Peru’s civil war. Professor Mike Spagat talks to Dr Silvio Rendon about how the TRC got it wrong.

Silvio Rendon, employing direct statistical methods, disputes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s conclusion that the Shining Path was the primary perpetrator in the Peruvian Civil War, suggesting a lower death toll and sparking debate over historical accountability.

Explosive weapons in populated areas – key questions and answers

The use of explosive weapons in populated areas causes significant civilian casualties and infrastructure damage, highlighting the urgent need for stronger international standards and political commitment to reduce their use

Understanding the human cost: BBC Verify offers up insights into civilian harm in Gaza

his article examines the severe human toll of the Gaza conflict as reported by BBC Verify, highlighting the staggering civilian casualties, particularly among women and children, and the complexities of casualty reporting in war zones.

UK arms exports to Afghanistan (2012-2022)

This report examines the UK arms export to Afghanistan 2012-2022

UK arms export to Bahrain (2012-2022)

This report examines the UK arms export to Bahrain 2012-2022

UN Secretary-General urges immediate adoption of political declaration amid concerns over explosive weapons in populated areas

The UN Secretary-General’s annual report on civilian protection in conflict zones highlights the grave impact of explosive weapons on civilians, especially in populated areas, praises the adoption of a political declaration aimed at strengthening civilian protection, and urges states to swiftly endorse and implement it to prevent further harm.

UK arms export to Saudi Arabia (2012-2022)

This report examines the UK arms export to Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2022.

Human Rights Watch report highlights grave violations amidst rising civilian casualties in Sudan

This report highlights the grave human rights violations and devastation caused by the use of explosive weapons in Sudan’s armed conflict, emphasizing the urgent need for international action, including an arms embargo and targeted sanctions, to protect civilians, ensure accountability, and provide humanitarian assistance.

UK arms exports to South Sudan (2012-2022)

This report examines the UK arms export to South Sudan 2012-2022

UK arms exports to Syria (2012-2022)

This report examines the UK arms export to Syria 2012-2022