This working group is looking at ways to strengthen and analyse evidence on armed violence in order to build a clear picture and develop complementary diagnoses of the problem. It is currently looking at practical tools to generate national and local reports on armed violence, and the role of data for evidence-based approaches that prevent and reduce its impacts and incidence.
The Gender and Armed Violence Working Group investigates gender aspects of armed violence in order to shape policy and programming. Its aim is to promote armed violence reduction and prevention (AVRP) that is gender responsive and in which women and men are equally engaged as partners.
GAAV East Africa is a regional working group. This community of practice engages local and regional organisations working in East Africa to strengthen practice on armed violence reduction and development, and improve coordination in the region. It is currently working to generate an improved evidence base and information sharing platform on armed violence in East and Horn of Africa region. This tool will support the work of practitioners across different sectors in the region.
The Expert Group on Security and Armed Violence Reports is dedicated to working with government and non-government stakeholders to produce national and local reports on armed violence and security.
This working group will provide a platform where practitioners and policy makers can unify efforts to work on controlling or eliminating the different ‘instruments’ of armed violence (such as SALW, landmines and cluster munitions, etc.), share good practices and strengthen mutual efforts.
This working group will explore the complementary approaches of conflict transformation and armed violence prevention and reduction. It will draw on lessons and experiences from both approaches in order to make their work mutually reinforcing.
This working group will focus on the causes and manifestations of resource-based armed violence. It will seek to support work to effectively prevent, and/or provide land, the protection of natural resources, the exploitation of high value mineral resources, and related issues such as drugs and organized crime.