IANSA Women's Network launch new publication on women and small arms control

On 25 October, IANSA, the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons, and the Regional Disarmament Branch, UN Office for Disarmament Affairs (RDB-UNODA) co-hosted the seminar “Why controlling small arms matters to women”. Chaired by IANSA Woman Sarah Masters, the panel of  speakers included Mr Peter Weiderud of the Parliamentary Forum on Small Arms and Light Weapons; The Honourable Ms Daisy Tourné, Member of Parliament in Uruguay and former Minister of the Interior (2007-2010); and Ms Agnès Marcaillou, Chief of RDB-UNODA. The latest IANSA Women’s network publication was launched at the event, ‘Why Women? Effective Engagement for Small Arms Control’, written by Corey Barr with Sarah Masters with a preface by Ms Agnès Marcaillou. It presents information and opinions from 17 gender and security experts on why it is important to include women in small arms control and disarmament initiatives.