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Recent Publications

  • Searching for Stability: Perceptions of Security, Justice, and Firearms in Libya, August 2014. Security Assessment in North Africa Issue Brief No. 1

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  • Implementing the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development. Handbook. Published by Geneva Declaration Secretariat. April 2014. (Summary available in English and Spanish).

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  • Instruments of Violence: Weapons Control Efforts to Reduce and Prevent Armed Violence, April 2014, by Marcus Wilson, published by the Geneva Declaration Secretariat.  Policy Paper No.3. (also available in French).

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Armed Violence

 
 

   

   

   

   

   

   

The Geneva Declaration defines armed violence as ‘the intentional use of illegitimate force (actual or threatened) with arms or explosives, against a person, group, community, or state that undermines people-centred security and/or sustainable development’. Although the incidence of armed conflict has declined in recent years, the number of people killed by armed violence has not. Every year, armed violence kills around 526,000 people, more than three-quarters of whom die in non-conflict settings.

But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Many non-fatal injuries cause significant long-term costs. These include long-term hospitalization, extensive rehabilitation and care, negative impacts on household investments, disruption in social and community relations, and severe gender inequalities.