May 13, 2016

New Handbook on gender-responsive small arms control

New Handbook on gender-responsive small arms control

GENEVA—Armed violence is a gendered phenomenon, and addressing it effectively requires programming that is gender-responsive. The Small Arms Survey’s new Handbook Gender-responsive Small Arms Control: A Practical Guide offers readers concrete suggestions for how to develop and support such programming.

The Handbook outlines gender-related terminology and concepts; describes key global policy instruments and their increasing convergence around gender; highlights the gendered impacts of small arms; applies a gender analysis to the small arms life cycle, and provides a roadmap for mainstreaming gender into the small arms project cycle.