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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

12th Meeting of SALW Commissions in South East and East Europe

The 12th Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Commissions Meeting was organized in Tirana on 22 November 2019. The SALW Commissions meetings gather arms control policy-makers from South East and ...

SEESAC supports first firearms destruction event in Kosovo*

589 confiscated firearms were destroyed by the Kosovo Police and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, on 14 November 2019, during an event organized with the support of UNDP, through the Kosovo Safety ...

Upgrade Improves Security at the Central General Police Inspectorate SALW and Ammunition Storage Facility and Two Evidence Rooms

A SALW and ammunition storage location and two evidence rooms in Moldova were brought to international security standards, resulting in improved security of small arms and light weapons (SALW) and ammunition stockpiles in the country and the region.

The upgraded General Police Inspectorate (GPI) main storage facility at the Mesager Street in Chisinau, and two evidence rooms of the Police Directorates of Balti and Cahul were handed over today, 29 ...

Moldova Destroys 2,200 Pieces of Small Arms and Light Weapons

2,200 confiscated and voluntarily surrendered small arms and light weapons were destroyed at the JST “ARES UT” smelting facility in Chisinau, on 28 October, by the General Police Inspectorate of the ...

Regional Training on Open Case File

On 21 October 2019, SEESAC in cooperation with UK’s National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) organized the Regional Training on Open Case File addressed to ballistic experts from South East ...