Civil society under surveillance

Branka Marijan Conventional Weapons, Emerging Technologies, Featured Leave a Comment

Many civil society groups and activists—yes, in Canada, as well as in many other countries—have solid grounds for believing that they have been and are still under surveillance—by national security agencies and now, increasingly, by private entities.

Faster, higher, stronger

Sonal Marwah Conventional Weapons, Featured Leave a Comment

Civil society organizations gather to strengthen campaigns to protect civilians from armed violence On October 15-16 Project Ploughshares, along with more than 100 members of other civil society organizations (CSOs), participated in Humanitarian Disarmament Forum 2016, the fifth annual forum in New York. This year’s objective was to review and strengthen instruments, such as campaigns, to protect civilians from the …

War in Paradise: Civil society groups battle Caribbean gun violence

Maribel Gonzales Conventional Weapons

Author Maribel Gonzales The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2011 Volume 32 Issue 2 The Caribbean is known for its pristine beaches. Yet amid this beauty are communities of violence where citizens are caught in a virtual state of war. The region’s homicide rate of 18.1 per 100,000 inhabitants is more than double the world average of 7.6 (UNODC 2004). And more …

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 …