General Assembly resolution 65/69 recognizes the valuable contribution of women to practical disarmament measures in the prevention and reduction of armed violence and armed conflict, and in promoting disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control and calls for the promotion of the equitable representation of women in all decision-making processes with regard to matters related to disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control.

UNLIREC supports implementation of this resolution by working with national and regional arms control and regulating authorities, law enforcement, judicial operators and legislators to:

  • Integrate gender-sensitive perspectives into national arms control measures.
  • Increase participation of female officers working on security and arms control.
  • Bolster technical capacity of women trained in specialized arms control measures.
  • Empower women to meaningfully contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through practical disarmament efforts.
  • Generate evidence-based dialogue on the status of firearms possession and use in academic settings with a focus on women and girls.

With the support of:

Canada

Sweden

European Union

Ficha informativa

Women, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control

Specialized Course on Firearms Investigations from a Gender Perspective (FIGP)

Publicaciones

Forces of Change IV: Latin American and Caribbean women promoting disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control

Preventing violence against women through arms control in Latin America and the Caribbean

[Versão em português] Prevenção da violência contra as mulheres por meio do controle de armas na América Latina e Caribe

[Version française] Prévention de la violence contre les femmes par le contrôle des armes en Amérique latine et dans les Caraïbes

Normative study: Making the link between norms on violence against women and small arms control and regulation norms: Analysis of CARICOM States

[Available in Spanish] Normative study: Making the link between norms on violence against women and small arms control and regulation norms: Analysis of Central America, Colombia, Mexico and D. Republic

[Available in Spanish] Normative study: Making the link between norms on violence against women and small arms control and regulation norms: Analysis of South America

[Versão em português] Estudo normativo: A correlação necessária entre as normas sobre violência contra a mulher e as normas de regulamentação e controle de armas pequeñas: Análise dos países da América do Sul

[Available in Spanish] Normative study: Making the link between norms on violence against women and small arms control and regulation norms: specific case of Peru

Forces of Change III: Latin American and Caribbean women share experiences on disarmament, security and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goal

Forces of Change II: Recognizing the Contribution of Latin American and Caribbean Women to Disarmament

Forces of Change: Profiles of Latin American and Caribbean Women Combating Illicit Trafficking in Small Arms

News

UNLIREC conducted training on gender perspective in the investigation of crimes involving firearms aimed at Mexican officials From 30 August to 10 September 2021, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in cooperation with the National Institute…
UNLIREC trains Guatemalan police and justice staff in firearms investigation from the gender perspective From 12-23 July 2021, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in collaboration with the Guatemalan Ministry of Foreign Affairs,…
UNLIREC launches Forces of Change IV publication and celebrates the tenth anniversary of Resolution 65/69 on Women, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control On 8 December 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) launched the fourth edition of the Forces of Change…
UNLIREC and the Women’s Office in Argentina conduct video conference on “Firearms and Gender-Based Violence: Bridging the Gap” On Wednesday 25 November, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and in the framework of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based…
UNLIREC conducts virtual seminar on “Measures for preventing armed violence against women” for officials from El Salvador On 15 October 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of…
UNLIREC holds webinar on “Measures for preventing armed violence against women” for institutions and authorities from Cajamarca, Peru On 1 October 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC), in coordination with the decentralized Ministry of Foreign Affairs…
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Regional webinar on how small arms control can help to prevent violence against women in the time of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean On 7 July 2020, the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) carried out its first regional webinar on how small…
UNLIREC holds Caribbean Sub-Regional Seminar “Preventing Armed Violence Against Women Through Arms Control” in Trinidad and Tobago As part of the Canada-funded project “Building Momentum for the Regional implementation of A/RES/65/69 on Women, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control”, UNLIREC - in cooperation with the Ministry of National…
UNLIREC holds Sub-Regional Seminar “Fostering Violence Prevention against Women through Arms Control. Every Woman Counts” in El Salvador As part of the Canada-funded project “Building Momentum for the Regional implementation of A/RES/65/69 on Women, Disarmament, Non-Proliferation and Arms Control”, the UN Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development…
UNLIREC’s First Symposium on Women and Security held in Peru for over 40 women ‘Forces of Change’ from the region The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean undertook its first “Symposium on Women and Security” from 12 to 13 December in…
UNLIREC provides firearms evidence management assistance to Dominican Republic and promotes the contribution of women in the prevention and reduction of armed violence United Nations General Assembly resolution (A/RES/65/69) recognizes the specific contribution of women at the local, national, regional and sub-regional levels in the prevention and reduction of armed violence in non-conflict…