Better insights into gender and small arms in South East Europe

SEESAC launched the Gender and Small Arms: Fast Facts, covering Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo*

The Gender and Small Arms: Fast Fact series document the multiple linkages between gender and small arms in South East Europe (SEE), shed light on the highly gendered nature of small arms and outline the specific risks that women and men face ...

Understanding the Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe

SEESAC released the "Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe: Fast Facts", documenting the disproportionate effects that women face in relation to firearms misuse in domestic violence, particularly in the context of intimate partner violence.

The Misuse of Firearms in Domestic Violence in South East Europe: Fast Facts provides an overview of data on firearm-related homicide committed by family members and intimate partners, the characteristics of the firearm-related incidents ...

Increasing Gender Equality in MoDs and AFs through small-scale projects

At the request of Ministries of Defence (MoD) in the Western Balkans, SEESAC supported 4 small scale projects in 2019 within the second phase of the project Strengthening of Regional Cooperation on Gender Mainstreaming in Security Sector ...

Increasing capacities of the Ministry of Defence of Montenegro to prevent and respond to gender-based discrimination

Budva, 3-4 December 2019. Fifteen (15) members of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Armed Forces of Montenegro participated in the two-day seminar Gender Equality and Gender-based Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence against Women, ...

Second SALW destruction event in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2019

On 30 November, 1,379 pieces of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and components were destroyed in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), at the Jelšingrad smelter facility in Banja Luka. The action, in which several police agencies took part, ...

Full Integration of Women in the Armed Forces requires Gender Responsive Human Resources Policies

Sarajevo, 27-28 November 2019. Nineteen (19) representatives of the Human Resources Departments in the Ministries of Defence (MoDs) and Armed Forces (AFs) from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and North Macedonia participated ...

Second Meeting of the Firearms Focal Points in the EU and the Western Balkans

On 28 November 2019, representatives of 19 Firearms Focal Points (FFP) from the European Union (EU) and the Western Balkans, together with representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), UK’s National Ballistics ...

12th Regional Meeting of the South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network

The 12th Regional Meeting of the South-East Europe Firearms Experts Network (SEEFEN) took place in Novi Sad, Serbia, on 26-27 November 2019.  The meeting gathered investigators, prosecutors, customs officials, forensic experts and border ...

Gender Responsive Leaders: Ms. Rovena Voda completed the Gender Coach Programme

Ms. Rovena Voda, Deputy Interior Minister in Albania and Head of SALW Commission was awarded the title of “Pioneer of gender equality” during the 12th SALW Commissions Meeting organized in Tirana, on 22 November 2019, for completing the Gender Coach Programme.

Ms. Rovena Voda joined UNDP SEESAC’s Gender Coach Programme in 2018. Over the course of the Programme, Ms. Voda had several one-on-one sessions with Mr. Dragan Bozanic, UNDP SEESAC Gender and Research Project Officer, discussing a wide ...

Increased Capacity of the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces of Montenegro to conduct surveys

Podgorica, 21-22 November 2019. Nine members of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Armed Forces of Montenegro participated in the training for conducting gender sensitive research of employees’ job satisfaction, held by UNDP SEESAC at ...