UN Security Council Resolution 2117 (2013)
We are pleased to share with you Resolution 2117 (2013) adopted by the Security Council at its 7036th meeting, on 26 September 2013 which notes the significance of small arms and light weapons as the most frequently used weapons in the majority of recent armed conflicts.
It refers to gun violence and its 'disproportionate impact on violence perpetrated against women and girls, and exacerbating sexual and gender-based violence'. This is language which IANSA women have long used to highlight the effects of gun violence on women and girls worldwide in addition to our call to relate small arms control to UN Security Council Resolution 1325.
The Resolution also calls for further measures to facilitate women’s full and meaningful participation in all policy making, planning and implementation processes to combat and eradicate the illicit transfer, destabilising accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons in all its aspects. It also calls for those planning disarmament initiatives to engage with women and provide for their full access to these programmes through consultation with civil society, including women’s organisations.
The Resolution is available online here.