Southern Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA)


The South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA)organised a roundtable discussion on the ATT. Participants discussed the ATT Chairman’s Draft Paper and put forth various comments, which will be handed over to the South Sudan delegation that will go to the ATT Diplomatic Conference. During the meeting, eight religious leaders signed the Faith-based Declaration on the ATT.

A new issue of the ‘SSANSA Quarterly’, a magazine by the South Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA), is now available.

A new report on community security and disarmament in South Sudan is now available. It is based on research conducted in Jonglei, Eastern Equatoria and Western Equatoria

On 9 July, the Republic of South Sudan celebrated its independence.

In Southern Sudan, members of the public participated in a series of radio debates to discuss solutions to “Gun violence as an obstacle to socio- economic progress in the new Republic of South Sudan”.

On 21 May, the Southern Sudan Action Network on Small Arms and IKV Pax Christi held a joint workshop for members of the state legislative assembly in Upper Nile State, Southern Sudan.

As the government of Southern Sudan prepares for official independence from North Sudan, this update from SSANSA tells of a growing cooperation between the government and the civil society in addressing the small arms problem in Southern Sudan.

Two new sub-national action networks on small arms have been launched in the Southern Sudanese states of Warrap and Central Equatoria under the Southern Sudan Action Network on Small Arms (SSANSA).

On 6 November, The Upper Nile State Action Network on Small Arms (UNANSA) was established during a workshop in the northern border town of Malakal in Southern Sudan.

From 12-13 October the Southern Sudan Civil Society Referendum Taskforce (SSCSRT) convened a workshop entitled, 'Concerns about the Referendum on Southern Sudanese Self-Determination'

The “Elections without Guns” campaign is rolling out through Southern Sudan.