Workshop for South Asia on Gun Violence and Illicit Small Arms Trafficking from a Gender Perspective
Workshop On Women, Peace and Security for NGOs and Parliamentarians in South Asia
As part of its regional project on women, peace and security, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD) is organizing the “Workshop for South Asia on Gun Violence and Illicit Small-Arms Trafficking from a Gender Perspective”, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 18-21 September 2018.
The purpose of the Workshop is to strengthen control of small arms and light weapons (SALW) while promoting women’s participation and a gender perspective in the field of arms control in South Asia. It aims at enhancing the understanding of illicit small-arms trafficking and the gendered impact of gun violence. To this end, the event will gather senior-level representatives of leading national non-governmental organizations (NGOs) focused on gender issues and empowerment of women, and members of parliament interested in arms-control issues, from South Asia, as well as international experts and UN officials.
Through the engagement of international trainers, the Workshop will seek to empower the participating NGOs to initiate advocacy and raise awareness on combatting illicit small arms trade, as well as to promote key international arms-control instruments such as the Arms Trade Treaty and the UN Programme of Action against illicit trade in SALW. It will also bring together NGO leaders and parliamentarians from various South Asian countries and give them the opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss strategies, and consider possibilities for joint initiatives to address the challenge of illicit small arms trade and its distinct impact on women.
For further information, please contact Mr. Aleksander Micic of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, at email address firstname.lastname@example.org.