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IANSA Survivors Network – Call for Participation

March 20, 2012

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International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) Survivors Network IANSA launched  a survivors’ network in 2012. Read more here (links can be found below): It is with great pleasure that I officially announce to you the launch of the IANSA Survivors Network as a new space in our community to strengthen our advocacy for survivors’ […]

Surviving Gun Violence Project

March 13, 2012

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The Social Dimensions of Health Institute (SDHI) announced that their first webinar will take place on Thursday 15th March 2012 at 10am (UK time) and will be led by Cate Buchanan of the Surviving Gun Violence Project.” “Synopsis:Over the last twenty years a significant body of work has sought to better understand the nature and […]

VA and International Events Coming Soon in 2012

January 21, 2012

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Some international events relevant to victim assistance coming in the first part of 2012:  22-24 January 2012, The 5th International Shafallah Forum, in Doha The Forum will highlight aspects of humanitarian crises from preparedness to response to recovery and rebuilding for persons with disabilities. For more information about the meeting, click here.  For more information […]

3rd Preparatory Committee on the Arms Trade Treaty

July 16, 2011

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The third session of the preparatory committee for the UN Conference on an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) met at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City from 11–15 July 2011.  For more information about advocacy to have strong victim assistance provisions in the ATT, click here. Suela Lala, a lawyer and gun violence survivor working […]

Victim assistance in the arms trade treaty- Prep Com July 2011

June 30, 2011

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Putting People First: Victim Assistance in the Arms Trade Treaty By Nerina Cevra,  Coordinator, Victim Assistance & Survivor Rights- Action on Armed Violence. Action on Armed Violence Irresponsible arms transfers fuel poverty, destabilise regions and prolong conflict and armed violence.  In 2006, 153 governments voted overwhelmingly at the United Nations to develop an Arms Trade […]