We have been working on disarmament, arms control, and gender equality in South East Europe since 2002.
SALW Control

SALW Control

Strengthening safety and security through regional cooperation in South East Europe.

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SALW Control Roadmap

SALW Control Roadmap

The Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap - a plan for a safer future.

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Gender in Security Sector Reform

Gender in Security Sector Reform

Supporting advancement of gender equality in security sector reform through regional cooperation.

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Regional Security Sector Reform Platform

Regional Security Sector Reform Platform

Expertise on niche rule of law areas, from small arms and light weapons to gender equality, from the Western Balkans to the world.

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Armed Violence Monitor: Lowest Number of Firearm Deaths Reported in Last Quarter of 2022

27 January 2023

Armed Violence Monitor: Lowest Number of Firearm Deaths Reported in Last Quarter of 2022

SEESAC’s latest Quarterly Armed Violence Regional Monitor, covering October-December 2022, shows that the total number of firearm incidents decreased - 821 firearm incidents were recorded, which is a 12% drop compared to the third quarter of 2022. This quarter saw a decrease in firearm deaths, with 66% fewer deaths than in the previous quarter (16 compared to 47). This is the lowest number of ...
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Western Balkan Ministries of Defence Use Regional Youth Perception Survey’s Results for Gender Responsive Recruitment Polices

26 January 2023

Western Balkan Ministries of Defence Use Regional Youth Perception Survey’s Results for Gender Responsive Recruitment Polices

The Ministry of Defence of Montenegro and the Ministry of Defence of North Macedonia came up with several recommendations and new ideas for small-scale projects focusing on innovative ways to attract young men and women interested in and eligible for employment at the ministries of defence and armed forces enabling environment for women’s and men’s equal rights to participate and influence in ...
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Armed Violence Monitoring Platform: 2022 Firearm Incidents Overview

24 January 2023

Armed Violence Monitoring Platform: 2022 Firearm Incidents Overview

To gain a better understanding of the adverse impact that firearms have on citizens, it is vital to reflect on firearm incidents that occurred in South East Europe in 2022. Using the SEESAC’s Armed Violence Monitoring Platform (AVMP), the data below illustrates trends related to firearm incidents and will help shape a response to the threats and challenges the region faces in controlling ...
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SEESAC Reminds Us to Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season and #BetheStaroftheParty

23 December 2022

SEESAC Reminds Us to Celebrate Safely This Holiday Season and #BetheStaroftheParty

As the region enters the holiday season, SEESAC reminds us all of the inherent dangers of misuse of firearms and explosives, and encourage us to celebrate safely. Celebratory shooting and misuse of weapons and pyrotechnics continues to be a common occurrence in the Western Balkans, as we can see in one of SEESAC’s recent In-Focus monitors.    To drive the message home, SEESAC is bringing back ...
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Armed Violence Monitoring Platform

Showing the number of reported firearms incidents in South East Europe this month

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Total number of reported firearms incidents this month

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