Argentina, the Small Arms Survey and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) hosted a side event on Mitigating gender-based violence through the effective implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty.
The event brought together experts to discuss ways to leverage the ATT to better prevent gender-based violence. Drawing on the working paper presented by Argentina and UNIDIR’s recent research on Addressing Weapons in Conflict-related Sexual Violence, this event brought together experts to explore how:
GBV / VAWC risk mitigation criteria can contribute to effective implementation of the ATT;
National policies and instruments contribute to preventing arms-related GBV / VAWC;
ATT implementation can be synergized with other international and regional instruments and frameworks to better prevent GBV;
States Parties can leverage the ATT as a forum to exchange and collaborate on this topic.
Callum Watson, Gender Coordinator, Small Arms Survey
Ambassador María Cristina Perceval, Special Representative for Feminist Foreign Policy, Argentina
Natasa Loizou, Executive Director, National Agency for Controlled Materials (ANMaC), Argentina
Hana Salama, Researcher, Gender and Disarmament Programme, UNIDIR
Farida Nabourema, Network Coordinator, Gender Equality Network for Small Arms Control (GENSAC)
23 August, 13:15 to 14:45 CEST (in-person only), CICG Room B (ATT CSP9 venue), Geneva.
* A light lunch was provided from 13.00.
For any questions or further queries please contact Callum Watson: email@example.com