Building Capacity: Caribbean Coalition for Development and Reduction of Armed Violence Training Manual

Tasneem Jamal Conventional Weapons

Building Capacity: Caribbean Coalition for Development and Reduction of Armed Violence Training Manual This manual is a joint product of Project Ploughshares, Caribbean Coalition for Development and the Reduction of Armed Violence (CDRAV), and the Women’s Institute for Alternative Development (WINAD) of Trinidad and Tobago. The goal: to increase community safety and reduce armed violence in the Caribbean by building …

Youth Armed Violence Interventions: The Caribbean and its Toronto Diaspora

Tasneem Jamal Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Sandra Chadwick-Parkes This paper was prepared for the Small Arms Working Group of Peacebuild. Project Ploughshares was the Coordinator of the Small Arms Working Group from 2004 through to 2010. The paper is part of a series that explored the relationship between armed violence and development. With 66 per cent of all homicides occurring in countries not experiencing major …

A Lukewarm Response: The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence proposes an alternative international security paradigm

John Siebert Defence & Human Security

Author John Siebert The Ploughshares Monitor Winter 2011 Volume 32 Issue 4 In The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (1962), Thomas Kuhn proposed that dramatic changes periodically take place in the scientific world. Replicable experimentation results in an accumulation of anomalies not easily explained by prevailing theories. A new theoretical explanation—a paradigm shift—is put forward, offering a fuller or more coherent …

Evolving Approaches to Armed Violence Reduction in the Caribbean

Maribel Gonzales Americas, Conventional Weapons

Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Spring 2010 Volume 31 Issue 1 Armed violence is the intentional use of physical force, threatened or actual, with arms, against oneself, another person, group, community or State that results in loss, injury, death and/or psychosocial harm to an individual or individuals and that can undermine a community’s, country’s or region’s security and development achievements …

Reducing Armed Violence in the Caribbean: Challenges to Civil Society

Maribel Gonzales Conventional Weapons

Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2009 Volume 30 Issue 2 With an annual murder rate of 30 per 100,000 inhabitants, the Caribbean in the past decade has experienced sharply rising levels of violence, marked by a fairly high and steadily increasing incidence of gun use (UNODC & World Bank 2007). The levels of violence vary widely among and within …

Transforming Attitudes Towards the Tools of Violence: The arms exchange program in Mendoza, Argentina

Tasneem Jamal

Author William Godnick Working Paper 01-5 This paper was prepared for the International Workshop on Demand Reduction held in Toronto, 14-17 March, 2001. The workshop was sponsored by Project Ploughshares and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Summary In late December 2000 the Ministry of Justice and Security of the Argentine province of Mendoza completed the …