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The hidden pandemic: Firearms and intimate partner violence killing women

COVID-19 has exposed women trapped in their homes with abusive partners to higher risk of violence, but the presence of firearms makes this even more dangerous.  

Berlin conference to review Western Balkans’ effort to eliminate illegal firearms

High-level representatives reviewed the Western Balkans’ efforts to address the misuse, possession and trafficking of small arms and light weapons.  

Governments, EU pledge to end armed violence in Western Balkans

Governments and the European Union committed to curbing the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in the Western Balkans and Europe.  

Azerbaijan’s heroic steps to eliminate landmines

ANAMA has cleared over 520 million square metres of Azerbaijani land; destroyed around 800,000 mines and other explosive weapons; and created safe conditions for the resettlement of more than 160,000…  

A signature solution to arms control

Over 20 millions citizens in South East Europe are now living in a safer region as a result of a UNDP - EU partnership which has been building confidence in the region for the last 15 years.  

Gender and Small arms and light weapons in Southeast Europe

The study documents the gender differences in the risks that women and men face in respect to small arms and light weapons (SALW) in South East Europe, providing fresh insights into the numerous ways…  

UNDP, partners to chart roadmap for tackling violent extremism in Central Asia

Tackling the structural causes of extremism requires development solutions, says Head of UNDP in Europe and CIS.  

Celebrate with your heart, not your gun

SEESAC is running a regional social media campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of celebratory gunfire.  

A necessary destruction: Working for a weapons-free world in Kosovo*

In light of International Small Arms Destruction Day, Kosovo has recently destroyed over 1,700 small arms and light weapons.  

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