Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impacts of Prolific Small Arms

Farr, Vanessa, Myrttinen, Henri and Schnabel, Albrecht (2010). Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impacts of Prolific Small Arms. United Nations University.

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  • Author Farr, Vanessa
    Myrttinen, Henri
    Schnabel, Albrecht
    Title Sexed Pistols: The Gendered Impacts of Prolific Small Arms
    Publication Date 2010-01-27
    Place of Publication Tokyo
    Publisher United Nations University
    Pages 7
    Language eng
    Abstract The diverse impact of small arms and light weapons (SALW) on women, men, girls and boys has rarely been considered in the formulation of small-arms policy,small-arms collection or control, or even in small-arms research. Understanding of how prolific SALW reinforce and maintain gender- and age-specific violence before, during and after conflict has to improve considerably.This policy brief examines the connection between guns and gender and discusses methodological challenges and priorities in gendered small-arms research, policy and advocacy. Stereotypes have to give way to an understanding of the multiple roles of both small-arms users and victims, as gender is only one among many social categories defining individuals’ approaches to and experience of small-arms violence. Fortunately, new and encouraging policy initiatives have emerged, although significant gains are yet to be made towards achieving inclusive policy implementation and improving weapons collection programmes; disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR); and security sector reform (SSR) activities.
    Copyright Holder United Nations University
    Copyright Year 2010
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 18148026
    ISBN 9789280830774
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