Arizona court allows Mexico’s lawsuit against U.S. gun dealers to proceed

In a landmark ruling, an Arizona federal court has decided that Mexico can move forward with its lawsuit against U.S. gun stores and distributors, accusing them of facilitating firearms trafficking to cartels.

Study reveals gun violence exposure increases suicide risk in American Black adults

A Rutgers Health study finds a direct correlation between exposure to gun violence and increased suicidal ideation and attempts among Black adults, signaling a dire need for targeted mental health interventions.

London’s 2021 murders examined: key figures in the UK capital’s homicides

In 2021, Greater London experienced a record high in teenage homicides, predominantly due to knife and gun crimes, with about 30 male teenagers aged 14 to 19 becoming victims. This surge in violence, despite COVID-19 lockdowns, suggests that restrictions did not significantly dampen street violence.

Victims’ voices: a survivor of gun violence speaks out

Victor Amisi, is a survivor of gun violence and the head of Project GRAM which works in the Democratic Republic of Congo to promote human rights in defending the rights of children and women, speak to AOAV.  These are his words.   Experience growing up Since 1996,  I have worked on the promotion and protection of the […]

AOAV monitors gun violence in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Burundi

Today is the final day of the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS5) in New York. States have been discussing implementation of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. Coinciding with this event is the Global Week of […]

AOAV tackles small arms proliferation in Sierra Leone

Today is day four of the BMS5 of the Programme of Action for Small Arms and Light Weapons. States are scheduled to continue discussing several points on the agenda, including stockpile management and the implementation of the international tracing instrument. AOAV tackles weapons proliferation in Sierra Leone by helping the Government improve stockpile management, supporting […]

States meet to review small arms programme of action progress

This week sees the Fifth Biennial Meeting of States (BMS5) take place in New York, from the 16th-22nd June, to consider implementation of the UN Programme of Action (PoA) to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. It has been 13 years since UN member […]

Half a million murders in 2012, UN report finds

Nearly half a million people were murdered worldwide in 2012, according to a survey just released by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The Global Study on Homicide 2013, released on April 10, is a fascinating worldwide picture of murders. Notably, the data here refers to intentional unlawful killings outside of conflict […]

News from AOAV: 8 November 2013

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In focus: Geoffrey Duke, South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms

Geoffrey Duke works for the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms. He lives in Juba, South Sudan. AOAV: What does the network do? Geoffrey Duke: The network works to reduce gun violence in South Sudan. Gun violence is an enormous problem here, even after the hostilities between the North and the South. Violence has […]

In focus: Baffour Amoa, West African Action Network on Small Arms

Baffour Amoa is the President of the West African Action Network on Small Arms and Chair of the International Action Network on Small Arms‘ International Advisory Council. AOAV: What is your main job in this role? Baffour Amoa: Primarily to make sure that, in West Africa, we fight against gun violence and the proliferation of small arms and light […]

Binalakshmi Nepram

Binalakshmi Nepram Co-founder of Control Arms Foundation India and Founder of the Manipuri Women Gun Survivors Network Binalakshmi Nepram co-founded India’s first civil society organisation dedicated to conventional disarmament issues, Control Arms Foundation India. In 2007 she founded the Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network to support women who are affected by gun violence. The group […]