Arms trade: more reading

WILPF materials

RCW’s webpage on the Arms Trade Treaty

Preventing gender-based violence through arms control: tools and guidelines to implement the Arms Trade Treaty and UN Programme of Action, published in 2016, provides informative guidelines for preventing GBV through arms control measures.

The Swedish arms trade and risk assessments: does a feminist foreign policy make a difference? This case study, published in 2016, reflects on Sweden’s arms trade in light of its feminist foreign policy and the ATT provision on preventing GBV.

Arms Trade Treaty set to enter into force with 50th ratification!

Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) Conference of States Parties (CSP1)

WILPF position paper on the Arms Trade Treaty

The Arms Trade Treaty: Securing Women’s Rights and Gender Equality joint policy paper on gender-based violence.

Small Arms, Big Picture: Armed Violence Beyond First Committee a joint publication by Reaching Critical Will and Instituto Sou da Paz, examining the relationship between small arms and armed violence reduction.

An assessment of the PoA briefing paper, written by Daniel Mack of Instituto Sou da Paz, exploring some of the key challenges facing the UN Programme of Action on small arms and light weapons, and highlighting opportunities and options for addressing small arms issues more effectively.

You Get What You Pay For publication explaining the disparity between spending on militaries and warfare with spending on gender equality and the amounts of money needed to achieve the MDGs.

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign


Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) provides updated statistics and trends on arms production and trade, as well as global military spending, etc.

Small Arms Survey is a global centre whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence.

International Action Network on Small Arms (IANSA) is a global movement against gun violence, linking civil society organisations working to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms and light weapons.

Control Arms Campaign a global civil society alliance of over 100 charity, nonprofit, and nongovernmental groups throughout the world.

UN Office for Disarmament Affairs’ ATT webpage.

UNODA publication ‘The Impact of Poorly Regulated Arms Transfers on the Work of the United Nations’.

UN General Assembly report of the Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order.

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

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