GENSAC Network

The Problem

Gendered dimensions of small arms violence are:

The Solution

GENSAC, a cross regional network of individuals in the security, disarmament, development, peacebuilding and conflict prevention sector from W. Balkans, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa working to advance gender-sensitive approaches to arms control and violence prevention and reduction.

GENSAC, a cross regional network of individuals in the security, disarmament, development, peacebuilding and conflict prevention sector from W. Balkans, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa working to advance gender-sensitive approaches to arms control and violence prevention and reduction.

Goals
1

Boost

Addressing poor representation and participation of women in small arms control spaces.

Networking, Leadership, Training

Spotlight

Bringing gender to the forefront of international, national, and regional small arms control measures.

Actionable Research, Policy Influencing and Advocacy

Bridge

Serving as a missing link between various agendas, regions, and communities.

Convenings, Secretariat, Digital, Platform

Vibrant and engaged GENSAC community advancing gender responsive small arms control ideas and policies.

Progress measured in line with the seven strategies for reducing small arms violence in the SDG Decade of Action

Our History
2015
2017
2019
2020
Who We Are

Network Coordinator

Farida Nabourema

Farida Nabourema

Farida is Togolese, and a well-known activist on human rights, democracy, peace and justice. As a Network Coordinator she is the primary contact for the Network. Farida speaks fluent English and French. 

Guns are used in as much as 40% of femicides and @katheaguirreCOL 's message is clear: "Persons involved in ... Gender-based and domestic violence should not possess guns"
#EndGBV #stopfemicides #disarmgbv #16dayscampaign #16DaysofActivism2021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAr30iULhKo

GENSAC is hosted and managed by the
Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies — a multi stakeholder platform set up to realize peace, justice and inclusion and accelerate the delivery of SDG16+. Pathfinders have launched and are committed to supporting a Movement to Halve Global Violence by 2030, and initiatives such as GENSAC and Peace in Our Cities serve as pilot projects to prioritize and scale-up concrete and practical solutions to reduce multiple categories of violence.

The success of the Agenda 2030 depends on dramatic action and achievements when it comes to violence reduction.