Tag Archives: Control Arms Coalition

March 10

With First Female President, Nepal Celebrates Women’s Day By Calling for ATT Compliance, End to Armed Violence Against Women

WPD Nepal came out with a unified voice in calling for the ratifying, strengthening and implementation of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). At its rally, WPD Nepal also urged stricter governance over the illegal arms trade in order to stop violence against women.

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March 11

A win for the human rights defenders and feminists in Sweden

Written by Linda Åkerström, Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society and Sofia Tuvestad, WILPF Sweden Last night presented a major victory for disarmament and women’s rights activists in the Swedish peace movement, as the Swedish government declared it will not continue its heavily criticized military cooperation agreement (Memorandum of Understanding, MoU) with Saudi Arabia. The news came […]

December 23

ATT provides new hope in 2015 for civilians in conflict

Written by Anna Macdonald, Control Arms Today, new international law enters into force introducing tight new controls on the $85bn arms trade. Arms campaigner Anna Macdonald here speaks about her hopes for the protection of civilians during 2015. It’s that time of year again when people start talking about Peace on Earth and goodwill to […]

November 27

Germany and the Arms Trade Treaty

Written by Robert Lindner, Oxfam Germany As long as I can remember, German arms like the Leopard tank and Heckler & Koch guns have always been among the export hits of the arms industry. Grim deals with deadly products “Made in Germany” still constitute the dark side of Germany’s fame as one of the world’s leading […]

July 23

Tao Tao! Together Together! People People!

Written by Zoya Craig, Control Arms Siem Reap, Cambodia Participants from 12 countries, the UN, and civil society trickled into the room in the morning, most suffering from some jet lag after long journeys to Siem Reap, but all were ready to discuss the ATT and how to promote signatures and ratifications in the Asia […]

July 23

Activism is alive and flourishing in the South Pacific

Written by Allison Pytlak, Control Arms I recently had the opportunity travel to Fiji for a meeting of the Pacific Small Arms Action Group (PSAAG), the regional body that has been leading the charge on Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) advocacy for the last several years. With 19 members and connections in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, […]

November 14

Making History Together

Written by Allison Pytlak, Control Arms The room was teeming with energy in the only way that a room full of activists can; many of us friends and old colleagues who only meet a few times a year at conferences such as these. Warm hugs and smiles mixed in with friendly jokes and jabs. It […]