Weapons know no boundaries!

By Balsa Lubarda, UNDP Montenegro The culture of ‘bearing arms’ has long stood beside the traditional definition of manhood, dignity: physical  proof of the ability to defend your loved ones. ...

Diffusing the powder keg

 By Christopher Barber, SEESAC Junior Firearms Incidents Research Consultant In early July 2015, two Czech tourists were gunned down in the hauntingly beautiful mountains of northern Albania. ...

Constructive Destructions – Or, that time I philosophized over a manhole cover

By Emilia Dungel, SEESAC Junior Project Officer Sparks are flying. A distinct smell fills the air. Twisted metal, slowly metamorphosing into liquid. Wheelbarrows of marked guns, the ID tags on them ...

The Use of Firearms in Serbia in the First Ten Months of 2014

by Srdjan Hercigonja, SEESAC Intern   Through the Targeting Weapons project, UNDP’s SEESAC initiative has been monitoring the use of firearms in the Republic of Serbia. The interactive online platform ...

Gender-Based Violence Awareness Raising Starts at Home

by Emilia Dungel, SEESAC Junior Communications and Research Consultant 25 November is the International End Violence Against Women Day. This day also markes the start of an annual 16-day campaign of ...

Remember to Remember the Women

by Emilia Dungel, SEESAC Junior Communications and Research Consultant   The armistice between the Allies of World War I and Germany took effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the ...

International Gun Destruction Day: Reflections from the Western Balkans

by Dr. Ivan Zverzhanovski, SEESAC Coordinator   In the Balkans, small arms are widely available.   Celebratory fire is a common occurrence, from weddings to New Years celebrations. ...

War Wounds - #TimeToAct

by Emilia Dungel, SEESAC Researcher   We attended a Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict last week. To be honest, I’m struggling a bit with summarizing my thoughts and impressions ...

SEESAC participates in Viking 14!

Photo credit: Richard Kjaergaard, Swedish Armed Forces   by Emilia Dungel, SEESAC Researcher and Slobodan Boskovic, Project Officer/Advisor   Viking 14 is a joint training exercise for ...

Making Armed Forces Gender Sensitive

by Dr. Ivan Zverzhanovski, SEESAC Coordinator   November was a busy month for the SEESAC Team. The tempo of our work on advancing gender equality in the defence systems of four countries in ...