People Safe from Guns in South Sudan

TitlePeople Safe from Guns in South Sudan
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleA Training Manual for Local Stakeholders
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAshkenazi, M, Brethfeld, J, Isikozlu, E, Kitchen, A, Paes, W-C
Number of Pages44 pp.
PublisherBonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) in Association with the Africa Peace Forum (APFO), Nairobi
Accession Number760

This booklet explains the main issues of SALW. As small arms affect many different areas of life, the range of topics that are explored here are also varied. There are notes on practical issues of identifying SALW and their control, collection and destruction. Information about what you can do to learn more about SALW in your community and how to deal with the events you will face are also included. This booklet will also inform you about the wider factors related to small arms. These weapons have a huge impact on the development of a country or community. They not only destroy the lives of people using them against each other but also have terrible effects on vulnerable groups such as women and children. You will also find out about how the high-level agreements made by your government and the international community are trying to help the SALW situation. Whilst small arms conflict is a universal phenomenon, it is vital to realize the relevance of these issues to your own context. This is why the history and nature of combat in South Sudan in Section Three of this booklet is being explained.Table of ContentsIntroductionSection 1 - Background on SALW1.1 The SALW Problem1.2 Key Actors in the SALW Issue1.3 SALW and Development1.4 Youth, SALW and Armed Violence1.5 Gender: Women, Men and SALW1.6 Global and Regional Agreements On SALWSection 2 - Action on Small Arms Control2.1 SALW Collection2.2 SALW Control2.3 SALW Destruction2.4 Disarmament, Demobilization And Reintegration (DDR)2.5 Reintegration2.6 Civil Society Action for SALW Control2.7. Finding Funds for SALW ActionSection 3 - The South Sudan Context3.1 Causes of Conflict3.2 Security in South Sudan Since 20053.3 Disarmament in South Sudan

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