UN PoA MGE 2011: IANSA side event on Survivors

On 12 May, IANSA co-sponsored a side event with the UN Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations entitled ‘Survivors of Gun Violence: Strengthening the UN Programme of Action (PoA)’.

IANSA side event 12 May 2011

This side event was chaired by Philip Alpers of Gunpolicy.org, with introductory remarks by Mr Olivier Maes, Deputy Representative of the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the UN.

Presentations were given by Ms Mewael Okbay Ghebreslassie, Eritrea; Ms Guerda Benjamin, OFAT Haiti; Dr Ms. Nidia Rodriguez, IPPNW, Ecuador; and Laura Lyddon, IANSA Women’s Network, UK.

At the event, a new IANSA Women's Network publication was launched: 'Voices of Survivors: the different faces of gun violence’ which features 16 testimonies from women survivors of gun violence. The testimonies are from a number of different countries and the violence occurs in various contexts and situations. The one common denominator in all of these stories is the misuse of guns.

The introductory remarks and presentations are available in full below:

Introductory remarks by Mr Olivier Maes, Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the UN 56.17 KB
Speech by Mewael Ghebreslassie, Eritrea57.47 KB
Speech by Guerda Benjamin, Haiti 58.07 KB
Speech by Dr Nidia Rodriguez, Ecuador 80.78 KB
Speech by Laura Lyddon, UK58.4 KB