2010 Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence

The Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence May 10-16 highlights the international campaign to stop the proliferation and misuse of small arms.

Each year activists around the world use the Global Week of Action Against Gun Violence to raise awareness, campaign for better gun laws and push for stronger regulation of the global arms trade.

Key dates for Week of Action Advocacy

* World Refugee Day: 20 May 2010
* International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament: 24 May 2010
* Africa Day: 25 May 2010
* The United Nations Biennial Meeting of States (BMS).: 14-18 June 2010
* Global Gun Destruction Day: 9 July 2010
* The Arms Trade Treaty Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) 12-23 July 2010


Click here to find possible Campaign Themes for the 2010 Global Week of Action on Gun Violence

In 2009 IANSA members in more than 90 countries highlighted the human cost of small arms proliferation and misuse; they also demanded that governments enact policies that put their citizens' security first. Civil society organisations taking part in the Week of Action organised public events, conducted media work, and generally engaged more people in the global movement against gun violence. They publicised the UN small arms process, emphasised the importance of an Arms Trade Treaty, promoted implementation of the UN Firearms Protocol, and supported policies linking armed violence and development, among other activities. Also in 2009, the Disarm Domestic Violence campaign was launched with over 30 events worldwide. The goal of the campaign is to ensure that anyone with a history of domestic abuse is denied access to a firearm, and has their license revoked.

See more details of the Global Week of Action 2009 here:


Every year the Global Week of Action gets bigger. We want you to help make the Global Week of Action 2010 the biggest yet.

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