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Everyday Dangers

The Small Arms Survey 2013: Everyday Dangers explores the many faces of armed violence outside the context of armed conflict. Includes chapters on the use of firearms in intimate partner violence, the evolution of gangs in Nicaragua, Italian organized crime groups, and trends in armed violence in South Africa.

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread violations of human rights. In many instances violence against women involves small arms or is associated with armed violence.

To raise awareness and trigger action to end this global scourge, the UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. The date marks the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic.

Every year, 25 November and the ensuing 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence which follow (ending on 10 December, Human Rights Day) are commemorated around the world, providing individuals and groups a chance to mobilize and call attention to the urgent need to end violence against women and girls.

This year the 16 Days campaign focuses on violence perpetrated by state actors; domestic violence and the role of small arms; and sexual violence during and after conflict.

The Small Arms Survey—widely recognised for its expertise and innovative research related to all aspects of armed violence and small arms—has conducted a range of projects relating to violence against women. The Survey hosts the secretariat of the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development—a diplomatic initiative aimed at addressing the interrelations between armed violence and development—and much of the research in the area supports the processes of this initiative.

Publications related to violence against women and girls include:

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